I just got Jacob signed up for the TEDDY (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young) Study.
In the hospital, when Jacob was born, they took some blood for research and tested Jacob for a genetic marker for type 1 diabetes. Turns out that he has that genetic marker. That doesn't mean he is going to get diabetes, it just means that his risk is increased. Out of 100 babies with the genetic marker, 3 babies get diabetes.
So we decided to enter Jacob into the study which is following kids with the genetic marker who are at increased risk for developing diabetes to try and find out what triggers type 1 diabetes.
Our first visit is December 3rd.