SIB Study

In 1994-1997 Botnia Family Study was expanded to cover other parts of Finland with the name of Sib Study.

We recruited from certain regions of Finland, with the help of local diabetesnurses and newspaper adds, families in which at least two of the siblings had diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. We opened temporary research centers to carry out the study in Mikkeli, Lappeenranta, Pori, Joensuu and Posio. The families were followed-up the same way as Botnia-families, if the participants were able to visit some of the permanent Botnia centers.