Paediatrics - Anna Lindholm Olinder

The research within the group is mainly focused on diabetes among children and young people. The overall goal is to find which support and which strategies that provide the greatest prerequisite for treatment and self-management of diabetes. The research is about treatment, education, self-management and quality of life. The research group uses both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Most of the group work clinically with children and young people with diabetes, and our research projects are often based on the problems and issues we have seen in our clinical work. The research group includes several different professions, nurses, doctors and dietitians, almost the entire multi-professional diabetes team. The group currently has three doctoral students, four doctors, two of whom are associate professors.

Anna Lindholm Olinder

Research group leader

Group members

Björn Rathsman

Martina Persson

Ulrika Käck

Josephine Haas

Anna-Lena Brorsson

Helena Agenäs

Elisabeth Jelleryd


Eva Toft, Ersta hospital

Pediatric Diabetes team in Sweden

SWEDIABKIDS and NDR, the Swedish diabetes registries

Carmel Smart, dietician, Australia


Type 1 diabetes in girls and females – overweight and obesity as risk factors for poor glycemic control and new strategies for person-centred care

Young females with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have poorer glycemic control and higher risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality compared to young males with T1D. Data on the development of BMI over time, in females with T1D, is scarce and the impact of overweight/obesity on diabetes-related risks is unclear. A prerequisite for successful diabetes management is to identify modifiable risk factors and to offer an individualized treatment. The overall aim is to improve glycemic control, self-management of diabetes and quality of life in female adolescents with T1D, and to investigate the impact of BMI on their risk of complications.

Self-management and glycemic control of type 1 diabetes in relation to carbohydrate intake and meal bolus strategies in the pediatric population

The main purpose is to describe the relationship between carbohydrate intake, mealtime strategies and glycemic control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Living with chronic illness, health-related quality of life and treatment satisfaction in children and adolescents

Chronic diseases affect the quality of life of children and young people. The goal of care is to increase children and young people's ability to live a normal life with a good quality of life. Type 1 diabetes requires a great deal of commitment from the child / youth and their guardians. Self-management should be facilitated if they have a treatment they are satisfied with.

Do it yourself system

Do-it Your self technology and OpenAPS downloaded control of insulin pump based on continuous glucose measuring function, in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes; is it patient safe, ethically defensible and does it provide increased treatment satisfaction and better glucose control compared to the most advanced commercial diabetes treatment technology?

Research support

  • Diabetesfonden
  • Barndiabetesfonden
  • Jerringfonden
  • Kronprinsessan Lovisas förening för barnsjukvård


Missed bolus doses: devastating for metabolic control in CSII-treated adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Olinder AL, Kernell A, Smide B
Pediatr Diabetes 2009 Apr;10(2):142-8

Does treatment with an insulin pump improve glycaemic control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes? A retrospective case-control study.
Brorsson AL, Viklund G, Örtqvist E, Lindholm Olinder A
Pediatr Diabetes 2015 Nov;16(7):546-53

Clarifying responsibility for self-management of diabetes in adolescents using insulin pumps--a qualitative study.
Olinder AL, Nyhlin KT, Smide B
J Adv Nurs 2011 Jul;67(7):1547-57

Treatment satisfaction correlated with glycaemic control and burden of diabetes in Swedish adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
Haas J, Persson M, Hagström Toft E, Rathsman B, Brorsson AL, Lindholm Olinder A
Acta Paediatr 2020 03;109(3):573-580

A person-centered education for adolescents with type 1 diabetes-A randomized controlled trial.
Brorsson AL, Leksell J, Andersson Franko M, Lindholm Olinder A
Pediatr Diabetes 2019 11;20(7):986-996

Guided self-determination-young versus standard care in the treatment of young females with type 1 diabetes: study protocol for a multicentre randomized controlled trial.
Haas J, Persson M, Brorsson AL, Toft EH, Olinder AL
Trials 2017 Nov;18(1):562

Long-term prognosis in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Holzmann MJ, Rathsman B, Eliasson B, Kuhl J, Svensson AM, Nyström T, Sartipy U
J Am Coll Cardiol 2015 Apr;65(16):1644-1652

The Faces Emotional Coping Scale as a self-reporting instrument for coping with needle-related procedures: An initial validation study with children treated for type 1 diabetes.
Nilsson S, Hanberger L, Olinder AL, Forsner M
J Child Health Care 2017 Dec;21(4):392-403

Randomised controlled trial of a person-centred transition programme for adolescents with type 1 diabetes (STEPSTONES-DIAB): a study protocol.
Brorsson AL, Bratt EL, Moons P, Ek A, Jelleryd E, Torbjörnsdotter T, Sparud-Lundin C
BMJ Open 2020 04;10(4):e036496

ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2018: Nutritional management in children and adolescents with diabetes.
Smart CE, Annan F, Higgins LA, Jelleryd E, Lopez M, Acerini CL
Pediatr Diabetes 2018 10;19 Suppl 27():136-154