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Tracy’s Journey Towards a Life Free from Insulin
Before her islet transplantation, life for Tracy Humphries was unpredictable to say the least. Tracy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 10, and at first, her T1D journey went quite smoothly. She even lived overseas for a year and enjoyed everything that a young person should. However, as Tracy grew into adulthood, […]
Does The Gut Hold the Answer to Preventing Type 1 Diabetes?
Gut bacteria and pancreatic function Australian researchers have found a direct link between the bacteria in our gut and pancreatic function All the microorganisms in the gut, including bacteria and viruses, make up what is called the gut microbiome. The microbiome influences our health and potentially our development of T1D. The group, led by JDRF […]
Spotlight on Future Research Leader, Dr Kirstine Bell
Dr Kirstine Bell, better known to some as Kirstie learnt a lot from the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community about what it’s like to live with the condition while she worked as a dietitian and credentialled diabetes educator (CDE). Hearing from her patients got Dr Bell thinking, “there’s got to be a better way of […]
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