Genetic Information Testing for Patients and Parents


What is GIFT for diabetes?

GIFT-D is a project designed for parents and their children to learn about their genes and risk for getting type 1 diabetes.

Parents and their children will be asked to participate in a short, computer-based educational program to learn about their genes and diabetes.

Then, their children can have their genes tested with saliva collected from a swab from inside a cheek or by swishing mouthwash.

Families will have the opportunity to have their personal risks explained.

Who can participate?

Brothers and/or sisters (7 to 18 years old) who have a sibling with type 1 diabetes.

In Johnstown call:
Antonette Franke

In Pittsburgh call:
Patricia L. Schmitt

You will be compensated for your time.

GIFT-D is a collaborative of researchers from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh.

GIFT-D is supported by: The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity