DIAMES (Diabetes Mellitus – Exercise and Stress)

DIAMES (Diabetes Mellitus - Exercise and Stress) research project provides answers to early stage changes in the cardiovascular system caused by diabetes mellitus. We investigate how daily exercise and stress affect glycemic variability and how these are related to early stage cardiovascular complications in diabetes.

Research group brings together expertise from multiple disciplines providing strong foundation for research. In our research, we investigate the effects of exercise and stress on glycemic control by utilizing the current state-of-the-art technology for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and physiological monitoring. We conduct research experiments both in real-life environment and in the laboratory of Human Measurement and Exercise Analysis (HUMEA-laboratory).

Principal Investigators:

Mika Tarvainen

Adjunct Prof., PhD, Medical Physics, Dept. of Applied Physics, UEF

Phone: +358 40 3552369

Email: mika.tarvainen@uef.fi

Heikki Tikkanen

Prof., School of Medicine, Inst. of Biomedicine, Sports and Exercise Medicine, UEF

Phone: +35850569869

Email: heikki.tikkanen@uef.fi

Research group:

MSc (PhD student) Vesa Hyrylä, Medical Physics, Dept. of Applied Physics, UEF

PhD Jukka Lipponen, Medical Physics, Dept. of Applied Physics, UEF

MSc Pekka Kuoppa, Medical Physics, Dept. of Applied Physics, UEF

Prof. Jari Kaipio, Computational Physics, Dept. of Applied Physics, UEF / Univ. of Auckland

Adjunct Prof., PhD Mika Venojärvi, Inst. of Biomedicine, Sports and Exercise Medicine, UEF

Adjunct Prof, PhD Jaakko Mursu, Inst. of Biomedicine, Sports and Exercise Medicine, UEF

Timo Eronen BMed (Graduate student), Inst. of Biomedicine, Sports and Exercise Medicine, UEF

Veli-Pekka Kokkonen (Graduate student), Inst. of Biomedicine, Sports and Exercise Medicine UEF

Erkka Hartikainen (Graduate student), Inst. of Biomedicine, UEF

Adjunct Prof., PhD, MD Leena Moilanen, Endocrinology and Diabetology Outpatient Clinic, Kuopio Univ. Hospital (KUH)