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Idaho Leads Nation in Diabetes Screenings

August 20, 2013

Idaho leads the nation in screenings per 100,000 population for the TrialNet Diabetes studies, thanks to the efforts of St. Luke’s Humphreys Diabetes Center in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Twin Falls, and Rocky Mountain Diabetes Center in Idaho Falls. TrialNet is an international network of researchers who are exploring ways to prevent, delay, and reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes. 

Idaho has screened 208 people per 100,000 in the state for auto-antibody markers in the blood that signal an increased risk for type 1 diabetes. These tests can identify risk factors years before symptoms occur, giving at-risk family members an opportunity to participate in a prevention trial or close monitoring.

Carla Greenbaum, MD, Director of the Diabetes Program at Benaroya Research Institute and Vice Chair of TrialNet, states, “We have relied upon Betsy Koehler and her team at Humphreys to bring hundreds of families into this important research. We are pleased to see that the new collaboration with St. Luke’s is reaching even more participants throughout Idaho.”

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Boise, ID 83702
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