I have been doing a lot of searching on the internet for different studies relating to T1. I just came across a study that they are doing relating to the cause of T1 diabetes and pre-screening for family members of T1 diabetics. I am looking into it further as I do have a 4 year old that has not yet showed any signs of T1 :) Apparently there are some kind of antibodies in our bodies that if found in our relatives, put them at a higher risk for developing T1. They are screening people who are relatives of T1 diabetics for these antibodies as a way to see how someone actually gets it. I am going to have my daughter tested. Apparently if she tests postive for these antibodies, she is at a higher risk for developing T1. It doesn't mean she will definitley develop it, but just puts her at a higher risk. I thought maybe others on here would be interested. I found it on www.trialnet.com. Look into it for yourself !!