You are warmly welcome to participate in our type 1 diabetes studies.

Currenty participants are recruited into the Finnish Pediatric Diabetes Register.


The recruitment of the children and the adolescents with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes has ended. Thank you for all the study participants! We are still going to recruit the healthy family members of type 1 diabetics in the Children's Hospital, Helsinki, and in Jorvi Hospital in Espoo. At the moment there is a break in the recruitment but the recruitment will continue again at the beginning of the year 2022.

You are eligible for the study if you

  • aged 1 to <45 years and
  • have a first degree relative (parent, child, full or half-siblings) with type 1 diabetes who were diagnosed before the age of 45 years.

For more information: and Study Nurses Saila Anolin-Hiemann tel. +358 50 314 9393, Maria Viinikka, tel. +358 50 472 8532 and Henni Haapala, tel. +358 50 556 0362.

The Finnish Pediatric Diabetes Register

The Finnish Pediatric Diabetes Register is an ongoing study at all children´s hospitals. The Diabetes Register is collecting data and samples for diabetes research and treatment.

We recruit children and adolescents with newly diagnosed diabetes (all forms of diabetes, not only type 1 diabetes) and his/her family members. Only a one-time blood sample is taken.

For more information: diabetes doctor/nurse taking care of your child/adolescent diabetes to join the Register or the Register Nurse Sirpa Nolvi, or tel +358 50 427 0564.