Early Detection and Screening
We know that the symptoms of diabetes can be a real bummer. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could’ve been tested BEFORE you ever got symptoms (stage 3) and skip the whole DKA thing?
We know what you‘re thinking... too late for me now buddy. You are right, but...
Research shows that having a family member with T1D is one of the biggest risk factors. So by learning about staging it’s possible that you COULD HELP someone you know (and maybe even love) by encouraging them to get screened.
Do you have siblings? Nieces or nephews? Third cousins twice removed you discovered when your mom did Ancestry.com? YOU could encourage them to get screened and be armed with the knowledge and treatments that you weren’t able to benefit from. They might even get to skip that urgent diagnosis experience!
How to get screened