Thanks to the Lions Australia Diabetes Foundation
The earlier someone is diagnosed with diabetes, the more insulin-producing (beta) cells in the pancreas are preserved, providing an opportunity to slow or stop further destruction and ultimately prevent the need for insulin injections.
Associate Professor John Wentworth and our team are working to produce an in-home finger prick blood test to identify children destined to develop type 1 diabetes. Once validated, the screening test will identify those with the most to gain from preventative therapies and protect them from critical illness requiring admission to hospital.
We’re so grateful to have the support of the Lions Australia Diabetes Foundation for this project. Recently, Lion Harry Brindley ASM (pictured left) met with A/Prof Wentworth (right) at the Walter and Eliza WEHI to discuss the project and present a much-appreciated cheque for $28,750