This summer 120 babies with a higher genetic susceptibility to type 1 diabetes born at the Tampere University Hospital will take part in a trial as part of the research. In the double blinded trial, cow’s milk proteins will be removed from the babies’ diet during the first nine months after their birth, and they will be monitored until they are 12 months old. The final results of the research will be available in 2015.
The research group includes researchers from the University of Helsinki, Tampere University, Tampere University Hospital, National Institute for Health and Welfare, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. The project will be led by Professor Mikael Knip from the University of Helsinki.