With The Type 1 Test,

you can see type 1 diabetes coming

THE TYPE 1 TEST

The Type 1 Test can detect type 1 diabetes (T1D) before there are symptoms.

It is a blood test that looks for diabetes-related autoantibodies.

If the test finds 1 autoantibody, you are more likely to develop T1D than someone with no autoantibodies.

If the test finds 2 or more autoantibodies, you should talk to your doctor. Two or more autoantibodies is a sign that the earliest stages of T1D have begun. This means the immune system has started attacking beta cells that produce insulin, which may lead to insulin dependence.

Why get tested?

Understand symptoms beforehand to help avoid serious complications

By knowing if you or your child is in the early stages of T1D, you’ll be better prepared to recognize symptoms when they do appear. This can help you avoid serious complications, like diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

Prepare for success

Living with T1D means taking on new responsibilities, and there is a learning curve that comes with managing it. Getting tested now and knowing if you or your child will become insulin-dependent can give you the opportunity to start developing the skills needed to manage T1D.

GETTING THE TYPE 1 TEST

3 ways to get tested

T1Detect

Get a test kit shipped to your home through JDRF's T1Detect program. Once the test is completed, you can send it back using the prepaid shipping label provided.

TrialNet

If you are a first-degree family member of someone with T1D, TrialNet* can mail you a test kit to be completed at home. Or, you can order a kit to bring to a participating lab, and have the test done there.

*Based on your results from TrialNet, you may qualify for a clinical trial and/or ongoing monitoring.

T1Detect

Get a test kit shipped to your home through JDRF's T1Detect program. Once the test is completed, you can send it back using the prepaid shipping label provided.

TrialNet

If you are a first-degree family member of someone with T1D, TrialNet* can mail you a test kit to be completed at home. Or, you can order a kit to bring to a participating lab, and have the test done there.

Doctor's office or lab

Schedule an appointment to take the test at a doctor's office. Your doctor can also give a referral to get tested at a participating lab in your area, like LabCorp or Quest.

*Based on your results from TrialNet, you may qualify for a clinical trial and/or ongoing monitoring.

Have more questions?
Your doctor will be able to help

If you have questions or want additional details about getting tested, your doctor is a great resource to get more information. This guide can help prepare you for that conversation.