Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Tossavainen, Päivi
Project title
Familial aggregation of cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and incipient nephropathy
Decision No. 130171
Decision date 16.12.2008
Funding period 01.03.2009 - 31.12.2010
Funding 23 210
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Project description
Leak of the protein albumin into the urine in small quantities is increased in people with diabetes, and this is an early marker for risk of cardiovascular complications. Other factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and thickening in the walls of the large blood vessels are also cardiovascular risk factors. Young people with diabetes may inherit some of these risk factors from their parents. The aim of this study is to try to identify those young people with diabetes at greatest risk of developing cardiovascular diseases through study of these risk factors in their parents.