The group has four main research areas. The first is the ethiology and prevention of type 1 diabetes and autoimmune diseases, especially focusing on the role of viruses and the interaction With the immune system in pancreatic and thyroid tissue samples. The second area is diabetes late complications. We have long term clinical studies on microvascular complications and the influence of glycemic control and advanced glycation. Recently the risk of early atherosclerosis in type 1 diabetes has been the focus in several of our studies, with measurement of vessel wall thickness (IVUS, IMT, MRI) and vessel elasticity, and biochemical markers, as well as clinical data and risk factors.
In our large, nationwide clinical studies, now as part of the Childhood Diabetes Registry, we focus on important issues as intensified insulin treatment and pumps, diabetic nephropathy, diet, physical activity, quality of life and psychosocial problems and eating disturbances
Etiology and prevention of type 1 diabetes and autoimmune diseases:
Diabetes Virus Detection Project (DiViD)
Diabetes Virus Detection and Intervention trial (DiViDInt)
Viruses, genetics and autoimmunity in thyroiditis. A biopsy study.
Diabetes late complications:
Atherosclerosis in Childhood Diabetes – a population-based, prospective study.
Long term vascular changes in type 1 diabetes – Clinical aspects and biological markers – 30 years follow-up of the Oslo Study
Advanced glycation of proteins and vascular complications in childhood diabetes
HDL cholesterol function in type 1 diabetes
Collaboration with the Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Registry. A nationwide prospective population-based study for research and quality improvement by means of benchmarking.
Children and adolescents with diabetes - present state and future possibilities - A population-based study of factors affecting competences and treatment results in children and adolescents with Type I diabetes.
Eating disturbances in childhood diabetes.
Obesity and type 2 diabetes:
Pathways contributing to childhood weight development and overweight in Norway. Sub-study of the Mother and Child National Cohort.
Aida Simeunovic, MD, PhD student
Ida Maria Mynarek, MD, PhD student
Therese Weider, MD, PhD student
Kristin Namtvedt Tuv, MD, PhD student
Lars Krogvold, MD, PhD, Assoc. Professor, paediatrician, postdoc
Hanna Dis Margeirsdottir, MD, PhD, paediatrician, postdoc
Martin Heier, MD, PhD, paediatrician, postdoc
Line Wisting, PhD, M.Psychol. postdoc
Dag Helge Frøisland, MD, PhD, paediatrician, postdoc
Sara Hammerstad, MD, PhD, endocrinologist, postdoc
Unni Mette Køpp, MD, PhD, paediatrician, postdoc
Nina Veiby Taarnhøy, MD, PhD, postdoc
Trine Roald, R.N.
June Engebretsen, R.N.
Jon Haug, Dr.Philos, clinical psychologist.
Kari Anne Sveen, MD, PhD, consultant