A Study to Screen for Type 1 Diabetes

What is the purpose of this study?

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study to learn more about how type 1 diabetes develops and to look at ways to delay it or prevent the condition from occurring.

Who can participate?

1 to 45 years old (without diabetes) with a family member with type 1 diabetes.


  • Adult Studies
  • Diabetes

What is involved?

The study includes 1 or 2 study visits, with each visit lasting approximately 1 hour.  You will be asked to provide some information about yourself, and there will be a blood draw at each visit.  Through a blood test, doctors can determine if you or your child may be at risk for diabetes.  Should you or your child test positive for a risk to develop type 1 diabetes, you could take part in and be compensated for two other study phases.

What are the benefits?

You or your child may receive no direct benefit from participating in this study. However, you may find out if you or your child is at risk for developing type 1 diabetes.  The greatest benefit is that you or your child may be contributing to research that may benefit other patients with diabetes in the future.  Research studies are essential in finding new and improved treatments and diagnostic tools.

Will I get all the facts about the study?

Parents and adult participants will be given a consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study.  The form covers all of the procedures, the risks, the benefits, the pay, who to contact with questions or concerns and more.  A member of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that all of your questions are answered.  Study procedures will not begin until a parent or guardian or you have signed this form and, if of age, the child has given at minimum his/her verbal agreement.

What are the risks and discomforts of the study?

You or your child could have possible discomfort and/or a bruising from the blood draw.  A detailed list of possible side effects will be provided to you, should you want to learn more about this study.

Do participants receive pay, compensation or reimbursement?

There is no cost to your or your insurance company, but compensation is not provided for this phase of the study. (Should you or your child test positive for a risk to develop type 1 diabetes, you could take part in and be compensated for two other study phases.)

Who should I contact for more information?

Tammy Weis
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Clinical Research Center
3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH  45229-3039