The ENDIA Study is a national prospective cohort study. It is a world-first investigation into the prenatal and early-life exposures, and gene-environment interactions, that drive the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Longitudinal studies, such as ENDIA, take a long time to recruit and follow up their participants before making critical research findings. It requires significant and ongoing funding to be able to continue this important work.

Our Team, led by Prof Jennifer Couper, are delighted to share that we were recently awarded a $3.96M grant by JDRF Australia, in partnership with JDRF International and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, to continue ongoing recruitment and follow-up efforts.

2019 should be the final year of recruitment for ENDIA to reach 1400 pregnancies and babies enrolled. We would then like to follow these children and families for at least 3 years to be able to determine the triggers and protective factors influencing the development of T1D.