The ELSA Study
The ELSA Study is screening children for type 1 diabetes.
Any child aged 3-13 years, can have a simple finger stick blood test to find out their risk of developing type 1 diabetes in the future.
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Aim of the ELSA Study
The ELSA Study is finding children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes because the sooner we screen, the sooner we can intervene.
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong and serious condition. Around the world, research studies are screening children for type 1 diabetes, so that we can find children at risk of the condition before they become unwell. This gives us the opportunity to test new treatments that could delay the start of type 1 diabetes.
The ELSA Study is the largest type 1 diabetes screening programme for children aged 3-13 years in the UK.
Follow the online information tool to decide if you would like your child to take part in the ELSA Study.
About the Study
Find out more about the ELSA Study.
Please contact the study team if you have any questions.
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A special thank you to all of the parents, carers and young people who have contributed to the design and delivery of the ELSA Study.