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Auburn Mountainview to host Benaroya Research Institute type 1 diabetes screening

Auburn Mountainview High School, in partnership with Benaroya Research Institute of Seattle – will host a free type 1 diabetes TrialNet screening for school district families on Tuesday (Nov. 30) from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the school's career center.

Appointments are encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.

The event is being held in conjunction with National Diabetes Awareness Month.

According to research conducted on type 1 diabetes, if someone in your family has type 1 diabetes, you and other family members are 10-15 times more likely to develop the disease.

TrialNet, a federally-funded research program, is offering free risk screening for the presence of autoantibodies that may appear years before type 1 diabetes develops. If found to be at risk, you will be closely monitored and may be eligible to participate in a prevention trial.

You are eligible to participate in this screening if you are:

• Between the ages of 1 and 45 years with a sibling, child or parent with type 1 diabetes.

• Between the ages of 1 and 20 with a cousin, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, grandparent or half-sibling with type 1 diabetes.

For more information about free risk screening or to schedule an appointment, call 800-888-4187 or e-mail diabetes@BenaroyaResearch.org; or contact Amy Spence, public information officer, at 253-931-4713.

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