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Closed-Loop Research New Trial Results 


Closed-Loop Research New Trial Results  The Australian JDRF Closed-Loop Research Group led by Prof David O’Neal from the University of Melbourne drew together health care professionals, behavioural psychologists, research nurses, scientists and one hundred and twenty adults living with type 1 diabetes to conduct a 3-year [...]

Closed-Loop Research New Trial Results 2020-11-13T01:55:45+00:00



Alistair "When I initially decided to participate in the research projects, it was to provide some meaning and purpose to my life, by giving my time to help test the enhancements of innovative technologies.Working with the team on several studies, I have found my knowledge and skill of managing [...]




Phillip Hi, I’m Phillip. I’m 57 years old, married with two adult children and was diagnosed with T1D on Melbourne Cup Day, 1978 when I was 15. I remember the date clearly because I was about to start exams and mum thought that by going to the hospital on [...]




Cath I have had diabetes for 38 years . Why do I participate in research and clinical trials? Primarily, because I believe in science. It’s only through doing good science that we will get improvements in understanding the mechanisms of Type 1 Diabetes and the same approach is needed [...]




Leanne Leanne Foster is a social worker with over 30 years experience in government and healthcare fields. She currently works in management in public hospitals in Victoria where her own patient experience drives her to ensure patients are central in their care and treatment. Having lived with diabetes for [...]




Kim Consumer Advisor and Families Coordinator at Diabetes Victoria Kim Henshaw works at Diabetes Victoria as the Consumer Advisor and Families Coordinator. She brings over 34 years of type 1 diabetes lived experience to her role and has studied Counselling and Communication, Health Promotion and a post-graduate qualification [...]


Diabetes Academy – What’s New in Diabetes? Advanced


Diabetes Academy – What’s New in Diabetes? Advanced University of Melbourne MDHS Short Courses This e-learning course provides an evidence-based update for clinicians on emerging technologies and novel medications available to improve outcomes in people living with diabetes and its complications. The DTRG team members Prof David [...]

Diabetes Academy – What’s New in Diabetes? Advanced2020-09-10T02:37:23+00:00

Our Research


In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin which is vital to regulate blood glucose. An artificial pancreas uses man-made technology to mimic a human pancreas. Current systems consist of an insulin pump which communicates with a glucose sensor (CGM).

Our Research2020-08-21T04:13:46+00:00
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