The Charles Perkins Centre: easing the burden of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease

The Charles Perkins Centre: easing the burden of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease

My name is Professor Stephen Simpson and I lead the Charles Perkins Centre. A multidisciplinary research and education initiative based here at the University of Sydney in Australia. In this visionary initiative, we’ve brought together more than a thousand researchers,…

Discovering the insulin pen I Research I Diabetes UK

Discovering the insulin pen I Research I Diabetes UK

I think it’s incredibly important to celebrate the research that has been done by Diabetes UK. I have been Type 1 since I was two years old, nearly sixty two years ago, and the changes that have happened have been…

Diabetes and gene therapy: from lab bench to bedside

Diabetes and gene therapy: from lab bench to bedside

Ann: I’ve been working in the field of type 1 diabetes research for a number of years now. I am very passionate about wanting to find a cure for type 1 diabetes because it is a very significantly detrimental disease…

Controlar la enfermedad de los riñones (Controlling Kidney Disease)

Controlar la enfermedad de los riñones (Controlling Kidney Disease)

Diabetes in America: A Go-To Resource on Diabetes and its Complications

Diabetes in America: A Go-To Resource on Diabetes and its Complications

Diabetes in America was written to serve as the go-to book for everything you ever wanted to know about diabetes, but were afraid to ask. It’s sort of the Wikipedia of diabetes. It is very, very comprehensive. It is data…

Kidney Disease: Why Consider a Team-Based Approach?

Kidney Disease: Why Consider a Team-Based Approach?

DR. NARVA: I think that there’s a discomfort with kidney disease that sort of extends to all health care professionals. What we need to do is help clinicians – whether dietitians, pharmacists, or nurses, or physicians – to feel more…

What do the kidneys do? Approach 1

What do the kidneys do? Approach 1

A doctor speaks with a patient in his office. So what do the kidneys do? Well, you have two kidneys and they’re each about the size of your fist and they’re located on each side of your spine. The kidneys…