Has anyone heard of the TrialNet,” program? I have 2 little boys and I always wonder about the chances of them developing Type 1 diabetes. I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 14. I learned about TrialNet, a nationwide screening program and study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. TrialNet tests blood for autoantibodies associated with type1 diabetes (positive results for autoantibodies indicate a high risk) and is available at nearly 200 centers. Unlike screenings in doctors’ offices, the testing is free and available to second- and third-degree relatives along with parents, children, and siblings of people with type 1. If eligible, participants who test positive for the antibodies may participate in a type 1 diabetes prevention trial at a local clinical center. Those who develop diabetes might qualify for a study on new-onset diabetes. The research aims to further knowledge about how type 1 diabetes develops, test ways to prevent type1 in high-risk people, and minimize complications in those who were diagnosed early on. I have an appointment to take my boys tomorrow afternoon. I just wanted to see if anyone has tried or gone to this?