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How does a clinical trial work?
Clinical trials are an essential part of T1D research. Before any new intervention – whether it’s a drug, device, or test – can be made available to the public, researchers need to gather evidence that it is safe and effective for people to use. A clinical trial is the gold standard way to do this. Running […]
Joining a Clinical Trial: John’s Story
John has a unique perspective on the importance of clinical trials. After years of helping to run cancer trials, he made the transition from research manager to research participant when he heard about a promising new treatment for retinopathy – eye damage caused by T1D. “My endocrinologist had mentioned this great new drug for retinopathy […]
Islet Transplantation in Australia: A Journey from Bench to Bedside
2019 UPDATE: Islet transplantation has been in the news again recently, with promising advances towards making the treatment safe and effective for a wider group of people. Meanwhile, more Australians have had their lives changed by the Australian Islet Transplantation Program — as of 2019, 104 islet transplants have been performed in 62 recipients, and […]
Joining a Clinical Trial: Bree’s ENDIA Story
Bree was worried that her diabetes may be passed on to her future children, so she joined a research trial and discovered the many benefits of getting involved. Here’s her story in her own words: “I’ve always been pretty lucky with my diabetes; in my eighteen years of living with it I really hadn’t experienced […]
Five things you might not know about clinical trials
Clinical trials are an essential part of research – without them, there wouldn’t be new treatments for T1D complications, improved insulin pump technology, or breakthroughs on how to prevent T1D. Before any new therapy – whether it’s a drug, device, or test – can be made available to the public, researchers need to show that […]
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