ENDIA (Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity) is a national observational study into the causes of Type 1 Diabetes in childhood.
The study seeks men, women and children living with Type 1 Diabetes who are about to welcome a new baby to the family to participate. Babies aged up to six months of age with a first-degree relative (mum, dad, brother or sister) living with Type 1 Diabetes are also welcome to get involved.
ENDIA aims to follow 1400 babies into childhood through regular follow-up with the family including questionnaires and collection of samples such as saliva and skin swabs. There are no interventions and there is no impact on usual healthcare.
Photo: Jaclyn Workman enrolled in ENDIA when she was pregnant with baby William, pictured, as her elder son Callum has Type 1 Diabetes. Jacklyn and William are pictured with WA ENDIA coordinators Alison Roberts (left) and Alexandra Tully (right).