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Take Part

The ELSA Study offers risk screening for type 1 diabetes, for children aged 3-13 years.

Find out how your child can take part in the ELSA Study below.

Home testing

Home testing is available for families living in England, Scotland and Wales. It is a simple finger-prick blood test. We will provide you with a video and instructions for how to complete the test at home. You can then post this back to us (in the prepaid envelope) for analysis. We will inform you of the results within 4 weeks of us receiving your child’s kit.

Study participants

Children aged 3-13 years without type 1 diabetes can take part

Study period

July 2022 – August 2024

Where are we recruiting from?

Home testing is available to all families. Testing is also offered in some schools and general practices.