The Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) study is researching the causes of type 1 diabetes so that we can find ways to prevent it.
Type 1 diabetes in children is now twice as common as it was 20 years ago. This is because the environment that we live in has changed and this has made it more likely for a child at risk to develop type 1 diabetes.
The aim of ENDIA is to follow 1500 Australian children from pregnancy to early childhood to determine how various environmental factors affect the development of type 1 diabetes. If we can understand what factors are harmful or protective and how they interact with our genes, we can focus on environmental factors in our prevention work.
If you are a pregnant woman with type 1 diabetes, or your unborn child has a first-degree relative (father or sibling) with type 1 diabetes you may be eligible to take part in the ENDIA study. Babies under six-months-old may also be eligible.
ENDIA recruitment is now closed. To read about ENDIA's 1500th and final participant here.
For more information, contact study coordinator Alexandra Tully, firstname.lastname@example.org