Children's Diabetes Program
The WakeMed Children's Diabetes Program is an American Diabetes Association (ADA) recognized program dedicated to providing quality diabetes care, education, and support that integrates the family, primary care provider, school and diabetes team to optimize the management of children with diabetes.
We believe that education and support are key to helping families successfully manage their child's diabetes and to achieving optimal physical, mental and emotional health. Click on the any of the following topics for in-depth information about the WakeMed Children's Diabetes Program:
If you have questions or need further information about the WakeMed Children's Diabetes Program, please contact us at (919) 350-7584.
Do You Have A Family Member With Type 1 Diabetes?
If the answer is "yes" then you and your family may have a unique opportunity to join in the fight against diabetes. Researchers from The University of Florida and WakeMed Children's Diabetes and Endocrinology, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and Clinical Centers across the country, are seeking a better understanding of how type 1 diabetes develops. TrialNet researchers are also searching for ways to both prevent and quickly medically intervene in those newly diagnosed with the disease.
For TrialNet's Natural History Study, researchers are seeking to test family members of people with type 1 diabetes to determine if these family members show signs of developing the disease.
Parents, brothers, and sisters of those who have type 1 diabetes, ages 1-45 and cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and grandchildren ages 1-20 can be tested for their risk of developing type 1 diabetes free of charge.
Benefits of participating in the study include: finding out your family members' risk level for developing diabetes; possibly receiving an early diagnosis of diabetes which would allow for early treatment; and contributing to the fight against type 1 diabetes. Data from the study is used to develop diabetes prevention studies and to help scientists better understand the natural progression of the disease.
To learn more about TrialNet, go to their website - www.diabetestrialnet.org
To schedule a Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet screening test, call (919) 350-7584.