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The Kellion Awards for Queensland was held on 12 November - in
time to mark World Diabetes Day 2017 on 14 November.
What is the Kellion
The gathering of Kellion Victory Medal recipients,
hosted by Diabetes Queensland to mark National Diabetes Week, was
held at the...
Salk Institute researchers uncover protein that
influences the function of Tregs that can ultimately be used to
make immune-related therapies more effective, including for type 1
From left: Ruth Yu, Ye Zheng, Annette Atkins, Ronald Evans,
Nanhai He, Michael Downes, Weiwei Fan,...
Author: Dr. Sania Nishtar (writing for the
International Diabetes Federation)
I recently had the privilege and the opportunity of travelling
around the world as one of the three nominees for Director-General
of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Wherever I went, in addition...
A new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen, which has
just been published in the internationally acclaimed journal Nature
Cell Biology, shows how researchers using human stem cells can
produce insulin-producing cells that in the future can be
transplanted into diabetes patients.
This article was to be published in The Conversation but was
pulled at the last minute as senior editors "felt that the
interests of associated commercial parties, who might benefit from
dissemination of the article, were too great". It has since been
published in several other...
By Mel Rodgers
Earlier this year I cycled across America. That's
right. I rode a bicycle 4200 miles from New York City to San
Francisco. Those 10 weeks ended up being the best weeks of my life
to date. I rode with a group of 19 strangers, all linked by living
with Type 1...
Researchers from the University of North Carolina and NC State
University have developed artificial cells that automatically
release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise.
These "artificial beta cells" (AβCs) mimic the functions of the
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
has released this report which highlights that death rates
for people with diabetes are almost double those of other
Australians and that people with diabetes are more likely to die
prematurely.Between 2009 and 2014, death rates fell...
Researchers at ETH Aurich in Switzerland have developed a tiny,
highly accurate acetone breath sensor (pictured) that may soon
serve as a core type 1 diabetes diagnostic device.
The new sensor, about the size of a coin, is so selective that
it detects acetone exclusive of all...
The challenge of running this year's Bridge to Brisbane was
nothing compared to caring for a child living with type 1 diabetes,
according to Ferny Hills mum Louise Marshall.
The 34-year-old mum, photographed above with her daughter
Phoebe, created T1 Tribe, a group for mothers of...