Early detection of an increased risk of type 1 diabetes and prevention of type 1 diabetes onset

In Bavaria, all infants up to the age of four months can be tested for an increased risk of type 1 diabetes, free of charge, as part of the Freder1k study. The test can be carried out in a maternity hospital or by your paediatrician.


Information on screening tests for newborns and infants


Further information



© Helmholtz Zentrum München

Study centre and GPPAD office
Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum München,
Diabetes Research Group, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München

Contact: Ingolstädter Landstrasse 1, 85764 Neuherberg, Germany

Phone: 0800 000 0018 (freephone),

Principal investigators
Professor Dr Anette-Gabriele Ziegler
PD Dr Peter Achenbach
Dr Christiane Winkler

Study doctors in the POInT study
Dr Franziska Reinmüller
Tiziana Welzhofer
Benjamin Marcus
Dr Anna Hofelich

Study coordinators for the Freder1k study
Dr Jasmin Ohli
Annika Kölln

Study coordinators for the POInT study
Dr Evdokia Kalideri
Dr Elisabeth Huber (on parental leave)
Dr Kerstin Kick

SOP Management
Dr Robin Assfalg

Study statistics
Andreas Weiß

Data management
Dr Florian Haupt
Jose Maria Zapardiel-Gonzalo

Software development
Martin Heigermoser

Ethical and regulatory affairs
Dr Katharina Schütte-Borkovec
Stefanie Arnolds

Legal affairs
Karina Blasius

Central office coordination
Dr Melanie Gündert
Miriam Bißbort (on parental leave)
Michaela Ott (on parental leave)
Nadine Klein

Press and public relations work
Mona Walter
Lisa Ruwolt

External expert in study statistics
Professor Jörg Hasford

Psychological counselling
Professor Karin Lange (MHH – Hannover Medical School)