Information for Parents
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ELSA Study animation for parents and children
Parents and Carers (opens pop-up window containing video)
This animation provides a summary of the ELSA Study for parents and carers.
Children (opens pop-up window containing video)
This animation provides a summary of the ELSA Study for children.
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.
Why get your child tested for type 1 diabetes?
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.
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.