The ENDIA – Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity – Study is the only study in the world to study the causes of type 1 diabetes from the pregnancy.

ENDIA is a longitudinal observational study; there are no interventions and participation is low risk. Participant involvement in ENDIA does not alter usual care.

We will follow 1500 babies (Australia-wide) who have a first degree relative with type 1 diabetes to determine how gene-environment interactions affect the risk of developing persistent islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes.

Please note that recruitment to ENDIA has now closed. Eligible family members included:

  • Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
  • Men with type 1 diabetes whose partner is pregnant
  • Children with type 1 diabetes whose mother is pregnant
  • Babies under 6 months of age with a first degree relative (mum, dad, brother or sister) who has type 1 diabetes.

If you would like more information about the ENDIA study please use the contact form or email

Alternatively, call our Project Management Team on (08) 8161 8747 at a time convenient to you.

Pictured from top to bottom: ENDIA nurse, Candice, with Elizabeth, Stuart and Francesca in Melbourne; ENDIA nurse, Jess, blows bubbles to her participant, Reuben in Sydney; ENDIA nurse, Meredith, conducts a visit with mum, Cadence, in Adelaide; ENDIA nurse, Alex, conducts a home visit for families in WA who can’t get to clinic; and on the cover, ENDIA nurse, Emma, takes a nose swab from very patient little participant, Ruby.

To reach out to an ENDIA team near you call:

Adelaide: (08) 8161 8118

Geelong: 0478 336 610

Newcastle: 0408 162 559

Sydney: 0421 364 336

All other areas: (08) 8161 8747

Brisbane: 0448 024 620

Melbourne: 0439 488 165

Monash Health: 0435 064 153

Perth: (08) 6456 4602