AUTOIMMUNITY SCREENING FOR KIDS (ASK) PROGRAM AVAILABLE AT THE YOUTH CLINIC

The Youth Clinic (TYC) invites all children in the community, ages 1-17, to participate in the Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) Program – a free health screening to detect Childhood Diabetes (also called Type 1 Diabetes or T1D) and Celiac Disease (CD).

Available on select dates year-round, all details on upcoming screening services can be found on TYC web calendar at https://youthclinic.com/about-us/events-calendar/. The next available screening session will take place on February 28, 2020, from 10 am – 3 pm and will be administered at the 4845 Weitzel St. Suite 101, Timnath office location.

“This screening potentially saved our four-year-old’s life,” says Kevin Welch, parent to a child who previously participated in the ASK Program at The Youth Clinic. “Today, he is not technically T1D, though now that we know he has the antibodies, we can do whatever is necessary to put him in the best situation possible. We can not thank The Youth Clinic and the Barbara Davis Center enough. You gave us an opportunity to protect our child!”

The ASK Program, led by Dr. Marian Rewers, Executive Director at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado, is a team of doctors and scientists who have worked on understanding childhood autoimmune disease for more than 25 years. Funded by Marvin and Barbara Davis in 1978, BDC is one of the largest diabetes institutes in the world and is generously supported by the Children’s Diabetes Foundation (CDF)​.

“Our mission with ASK is to bring awareness to the community of the importance of Childhood Diabetes and Celiac Disease—the two most common autoimmune diseases of childhood—and to reduce health risks of delayed diagnosis of these diseases,” said Dr. Marian Rewers, Executive Director, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes.

Pre-registration is not required, however, TYC recommends filling out the Online eConsent Form ahead of time to make for an even quicker screening experience.

About The Youth Clinic
The Youth Clinic specializes in the treatment of infants, children and young adults. It has cared for generations of area youth for more than 50 years and takes pride in its role as both partner and resource to parents in the development of their children. The Youth Clinic conveniently offers four office locations on the north and south side of Fort Collins as well as at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland and just off I-25 and Harmony Road in Timnath. For more information about the services and care The Youth Clinic provides and to schedule appointments, visit The Youth Clinic website at www.youthclinic.com or call 970-267-9510.

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