Diabetes is a disease.
For our bodies to work properly we need to convert sugar into energy. With diabetes, a hormone called insulin, which is essential for the conversions of the glucose (sugar) into energy, is no longer produced in sufficient amounts by the body or the insulin produced is not working properly. There are two main types of diabetes.
- Type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes) which usually affect children, teenagers and young adults and requires daily injections of insulin; and
- Type 2 or non-insulin dependent Diabetes (Adult-onset Diabetes), which usually affects people over the age of 45 years and is treated by healthy eating and regular exercise. Tablets and insulin injections are sometimes necessary.
This second type is the more common form of diabetes.
This disease is being researched in the following projects:
- Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) Study
- Cognition and type 2 Diabetes in Older Tasmanians (CDOT) Studies
- Development of new diabetes health outcomes model
- Improving Muscle Insulin Sensitivity
- Inhibition of IAPP (Amylin) Toxicity in Type 2 Diabetes
- Novel Assessment of the Role of Vasomotion in Controlling Muscle Metabolism
- Survey of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases & Diabetes in Can Tho
- The Effects of Insulin on the Microvasculature
- Diabetes - Cost effectiveness of the COACH program in Tasmania, in association with Diabetes Tasmania
- Diabetes - Mount Hood Challenge Conference Series
- Prevention and monitoring of the Cessation of Breastfeeding (PRAM-COB) - Pilot Study
- WHO Fellowship Training Programme
- Insulin Mimetic Actions of Polyphenol Epigallocatechin 3-Gallate
- Microvascular Blood Flow in Cardiovascular Disease