We are currently researching into
Type 1 Diabetes
There are approximately 2500 children and youth, aged 0 – 18, living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in New Zealand. While T1D is currently incurable, there are treatments available, but unfortunately all have a considerable impact on a person’s day-to-day life.
In Progress Research
Managing diabetes in a ‘flash’
Dr Ben Wheeler University of Otago, Dunedin What is the problem and who does it affect? Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease often presenting in early adolescence. The immune system mistakenly attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, leaving these cells incapable of producing insulin. As insulin is a critical hormone in the process of controlling glucose levels in the…