Paediatrics – Anna Lindholm Olinder's research group

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.

Our research

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.


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?


Eva Toft, Ersta hospital

Pediatric Diabetes team in Sweden

SWEDIABKIDS and NDR, the Swedish diabetes registries

Carmel Smart, dietician, Australia

Research support

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


Selected publications

Staff and contact

Group leader

All members of the group