There has never been a more compelling time to screen for autoantibodies for type 1 diabetes, but there are still a lot of challenges with screening. People with diabetes and their loved ones still have some very understandable anxiety about getting screened. Healthcare professionals may not know all of the available options for screening – or what to do if the antibodies test positive. Endocrinologist Dr. Anita Swamy, diabetes psychologist Dr. Bill Polonsky, and diabetes educator Marissa Town discuss the challenges and benefits of screening. Continue reading.
What is your biggest concern when it comes to screening for type 1 diabetes autoantibodies?
How to get screened
What to do if it’s positive
Finding help interpreting the results
The anxiety I have about screening
I’m not sure.
I don’t have any concerns.
I am not interested..