June 12, 2024

Breakthrough T1D is pleased with today’s introduction of the Strengthening Collective Resources for Encouraging Education Needed (SCREEN) for Type 1 Diabetes Act that aims to improve early detection of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Early detection of T1D through screening and monitoring is a mission priority for Breakthrough T1D and a key element of the organization’s research strategy.  

“Breakthrough T1D applauds Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins and Representatives Kim Schrier and John Joyce for introducing the SCREEN for Type 1 Diabetes Act of 2024,” said Lynn Starr, Chief Global Advocacy Officer for Breakthrough T1D. “This bill is a critical first step to screening and early detection of type 1 diabetes. Screening and early detection helps avoid life threatening medical emergencies often associated with diagnosis of T1D and gives newly diagnosed people time to plan and prepare for life with the disease. Early detection and screening also provide opportunities for individuals to participate in clinical trials and consider therapies to delay onset. As Breakthrough T1D continues to work on finding cures for type 1 diabetes, we must ensure that all communities are equipped with the knowledge and awareness about the disease and when to screen for it.”    

More information and the full text of the legislation can be found here