Type 1 diabetes research

Six Australians are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes every day, many of them children. Researchers at SVI are working to figure out why it occurs and finding better ways to treat it. 

SVI is intimately involved in the Australian Islet Transplant Program, in which people with uncontrollable diabetes are transplanted with human islets. The Victorian arm of the Program, led by SVI, has resulted in four diabetic patients becoming insulin-independent to date.

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