New technologies for diabetes treatment
In type 1 diabetes, damage to the pancreas prevents insulin secretion to regulate glucose levels in the blood.
Professor Bach and Dr Kumareswaran are involved in a collaborative project with colleagues at St Vincent’s, Royal Melbourne and Royal Perth Hospitals to study an artificial pancreas, which utilises glucose sensors and insulin pumps.
Glucocorticoids are used to treat many conditions but are known to raise blood sugar levels in some patients with diabetes. Professor Bach commenced a study examining optimal ways to treat this condition.