Diabetes epidemiology – Sofia Carlsson's research group

We research the prevalence, etiology, and outcomes of various types of diabetes. Less common types of diabetes, like adult LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes), are of special interest to us. We have been conducting the ESTRID study for a number of years, but we also incorporate data from studies conducted internationally and perform register-based investigations. We place a high value on method development and work hard to conduct research that meets the highest international standards.


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Visiting address

Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Nobels väg 13, Stockholm, 171 77, Sweden

Postal address

Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Box 210, Stockholm, 171 77, Sweden


ESTRID is short for Epidemiological study of risk factors for LADA and type 2 diabetes.

It has been shown that many adults who previously would have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes actually suffer from a type of diabetes more similar to type 1 diabetes. This type of diabetes has been labelled LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults). Why some people suffer from LADA and others from type 2 diabetes is something we currently know very little about. 

The aim of ESTRID is to study how lifestyle factors and heredity influence the risk of LADA compared to type 2 diabetes. The project is also expected to render new knowledge about the interaction between genes and lifestyle in the development of type 2 diabetes.

Read more about ESTRID.

Diabetes Complications Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Endocrinology and Diabetes Environment and Public Health Epidemiology Gene-Environment Interaction Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Show all
Anna Persson