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Understanding your baby's risk of developing type 1 diabetes

November 2023
November 2025
King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Prenatal drivers of infant ISlet Autoimmunity (PISA study)

Researchers at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust would like to recruit pregnant people over 16 years of age, who have a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, or have a first degree relative or the father of their baby has a diagnosis of type 1, to take part in a study that is looking at gestational factors and the risk of developing type 1 in young children.

If you decide to take part, you will be asked to give additional blood samples when attending routine antenatal appointments at hospital and answer questions about your general health and wellbeing. At the birth of your baby, we will collect cord blood and the placenta, which are usually discarded. Your child will be invited back to give a blood sample at 12 and 24 months of age and you will also be invited to send a blood sample you take yourself at home via a heel prick at 18 months of age. These childhood blood samples will be tested for autoantibodies linked to the potential development of type 1 diabetes. 

To learn more about and take part in the study, follow this link or contact the study team on 077 2110 9201 or via email at

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