Islet transplantation is revolutionising treatment for type 1 diabetes and other chronic conditions like pancreatitis, changing the lives of those living with the debilitating conditions.
Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) in partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is thrilled to direct $330,000 to ensure six more pancreatic islet auto-transplants can take place at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), saving the lives of people living with severe and hereditary pancreatitis.
Kaye Frearson is waiting for a life-changing phone call.
Your dedicated researchers are leading the way in ground-breaking new treatments for type 1 diabetes through the development of a 3D printer with the ability to print insulin-producing islet cells for transplant to treat this debilitating condition.
Margaret Harrigan was the first person in South Australia to receive an islet transplant as a treatment for her type 1 diabetes.
When Neil Burton was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the young age of 11 he had little clue what the disease was or how it would affect the rest of his life.