• The Diabetes Research Foundation has awarded a 2-year research grant to Botnia-study

The 2-year grant, that was awarded to Tiinamaija Tuomi is intended for the Vasa Diabetes Register (DIREVA) follow-up study aiming to find out how the new classification of diabetes, separating adult-onset diabetes cases into five different types (study published in spring 2018), will hold on during the progression of the illness. In this study, we examine individuals with diabetes from the Vasa Diabetes Register using questionnaires and laboratory measurements.

In 2019, The Diabetes Research Foundation received 110 grant applications and awarded in total 24 grants; Three 2-year grants for significant research projects, twelve 1-year grants and 9 personal grants.  In 2019 the total amount of grants awarded is 550 000 Euros.

For more information, please visit the Diabetes Research Foundation webpage.

  • PPP Botnia Study - second follow-up

The second follow-up started in 2018 and is ongoing. In 2021 we will start to invite new 18-29 years old study subjects, that have been randomly selected from the population register.

For more information about PPP Botnia study, please visit the PPP Botnia project page.


  • Fin­nMODY study is re­cruiting MODY and MIDD pa­tients in Finland.

FinnMODY study has multiple goals:

  1. How prevalent are MODY and MIDD diabetes in Finland?
  2. How do MODY and MIDD diabetes differ from more common forms of diabetes, especially in respect to diabetic complications?
  3. Which other features characterize MODY?

Got interested?  Please visit the FinnMody study project page for more information.

  • Our newly published study pro­poses five dis­tinct types of dia­betes

Our study that was published in Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology suggests a completely new classification of diabetes, separating adult-onset diabetes cases into five different types. The refined classification provides a powerful tool to individualise treatment and identify individuals with increased risk of complications already at diagnosis.

The findings of the international research group were based on ANDIS, a study covering all newly diagnosed diabetics in southern Sweden, two other Swedish cohorts and the Diabetes Registry Vaasa (DIREVA) study from Finland. 

Press release on the University of Helsinki webpage.

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