Recruitment

You are warmly welcome to participate in our type 1 diabetes studies.
Participants are recruited into the TrialNet and INNODIA studies and the Finnish Pediatric Diabetes Register.

 

TrialNet

TrialNet Finland recruits relatives of people with T1D from all over Finland.
You qualify for free risk screening if you

  • are between the age of 1 and 45 and have a parent, brother/sister or child with T1D
  • are between the age of 1 and 20 and have an aunt/uncle, cousin, grandparent, niece/nephew or half-brother/sister with T1D
  • have not been diagnosed with diabetes.

More information is available from the TrialNet Study Nurses Saila Anolin +358 50 314 9393, Susanne Johansson +358 50 427 2353 or the TrialNet Coordinator Minna Hirvasniemi +358 50 448 8906.

 

INNODIA

Recruitment for the INNODIA Project was opened up in August 2017.

We are recruiting children and adolescents with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes and their healthy family members in the Children's Hospital, Helsinki, and in Jorvi Hospital in Espoo.

You are eligible for the study if you

  • aged 1 to <45 years
  • have type 1 diabetes
  • be within 6 weeks from diagnosis of type 1 diabetes

OR

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

If you are interested to take part in INNODIA, please e-mail pedia-innodia@helsinki.fi or contact Study Nurses Susanne Johansson, tel. +358 50 427 2353 or Saila Anolin +358 50 314 9393.

 

The Finnish Pediatric Diabetes Register

The Finnish Pediatric Diabetes Register and sample collection is an ongoing study all over Finland. We recruit children and adolescents with newly diagnosed diabetes (all forms of diabetes, not only type 1 diabetes) and his/her family members.

The Diabetes Register is collecting information on the family history of diabetes, and the clinical status and metabolic decompensation of newly diagnosed patients at the time of diagnosis. Most of the families participating in the register provide also blood samples. Only a one-time blood sample is taken. Please contact  the doctor or diabetes nurse taking care of the child or adolescent with newly diagnosed diabetes in your family to join the Register or contact directly the Register Nurse Sirpa Nolvi, e-mail: sirpa.nolvi@hus.fi or tel +358 50 427 0564.