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 ASK the Experts support for 
  FAMILIES 

1. Educational materials and virtual training, tailored to families, to support monitoring, including:

  • ASK the Experts Remote Monitoring Family Quick Guide, including explanation of available tools and methods of monitoring for development of dysglycemia and diabetes
     

  • Finger poke kits including finger poke blood collection video
     

  • Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) placement video
     

  • Home Oral Glucose Tolerance Tests (OGTT)
     

  • Phone calls/texts/emails/zoom sessions to support monitoring
     

  • Electronic versions of educational materials 
     

  • Access to ASK clinical psychologist with specialized training in working with children and families with medical illnesses will provide support to patients and families as needed

2. Partnering with local lab or ASK to repeat autoantibody tests, HbA1c and blood glucose as needed.
 

3. Partnering with local TrialNet site, as appropriate: TrialNet can screen all subjects found to be autoantibody positive outside of TrialNet between the ages of 2.5-45 years, including general population and no family history. 
 

4. Partnering with families to support effective monitoring (including use of glucometer, CGM, and home OGTTs free of charge) until a local provider can be determined.
 

5. Serving as liaison between family and provider to support the child’s safe progression to T1D.
 

6. Provide current information regarding access to screening for islet autoantibodies within the U.S.

 NEXT STEPS:  If you have questions about screening for type 1 diabetes, interpreting screening results or determining a follow-up plan after receiving results, please e-mail us at questions@ASKhealth.org or call us at 303-724-1275 and a member of ASK the Experts will reach out to you.