A new study has found that children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are hospitalised for Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) are more likely to develop acute kidney injury (AKI), a sudden episode of renal failure or damage. DKA is a severe complication that occurs with prolonged hyperglycaemia. It may occur at the initial presentation of newly diagnosed T1D or in someone with pre-existing T1D in times of illness or insulin omission.
JDRF is proud to congratulate Professor Mark Cooper, Head of Diabetes in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, who was awarded an AO (Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia) on Australia Day this month.
This award is the most prestigious means of recognising outstanding members of the community at a national level.
JDRF-funded researcher Professor Mark Cooper, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of the Diabetes Division at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, has become the first Australian to receive the prestigious Claude Bernard award from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes this month. Read More
JDRF partner Sanofi and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals have announced a new collaboration to develop and commercialise a new oral drug for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
The drug is called sotagliflozin and is used in conjunction with insulin to help improve blood glucose levels by blocking glucose absorption in the kidneys and the gut. Read More