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Supports research into the detection, management & treatment of breast cancer.
Funding research into prostate cancer prevention, detection & treatment.
Improving heart health through advances in knowledge & research to beat heart disease.
Our aim is to reduce & eliminate the high incidence of chronic kidney disease and diabetes.
Supports health and wellbeing research & programs for veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.
Driving collaboration, innovation & research to develop best-practice arts, design & health programs.
Supporting world-class stroke research to improve prevention, diagnosis & acute treatment to cure stroke.
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Did you know that by 2040 it is predicted 1 in 10 people will be living with diabetes?
Armed with funding through our recent grant round at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Professor Christopher Rayner and Associate Professors Richard Young and Geraint Rogers will determine if artificial sweeteners contribute to, rather than alleviate type 2 diabetes.
Through their work, this world-class research team has proved that a diet high in artificial sweeteners increases a healthy person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now they’re setting out to prove for the first time if these sweeteners are impairing blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes sufferers rather than improving it, as has always been believed. Prof Rayner and Associate Professor Young spoke with Will McDonald on 9 News Adelaide about this life-changing research, watch the video below.
If you have type 2 diabetes and would like to volunteer to be a part of this revolutionary study, please contact us at (08) 8244 1100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) in partnership with affiliate Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) 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. read more
Kaye Frearson is waiting for a life-changing phone call. A call that will give her the news she’s always wanted – a cure for the diabetes she has been living with for over 38 years. read more
Margaret and Kaye are two South Australian women whose lives have both been controlled by the same devastating condition. Because of kind, generous people like you, world-first research has given back the life Margaret deserves. read more
Artificial skin used to revolutionise treatment of burns patients across the globe is now being trialled as a potential site to transplant specialised cells used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. read more
A link between diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been found through ongoing research at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI).
OSA is a condition where there are either complete or partial blockages of your airway at night-time, lasting at least 10 seconds. Despite the condition being highly prevalent, affecting as many as one in two men over the age of 40, it is often largely undiagnosed. read more
Working with the scientists from the Centre of Clinical and Experimental Transplantation (CCET) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Sebastian’s Stead PhD project is hoping to find a new way to prevent the need for medications during islet transplants for people with diabetes. read more
Type 1 diabetes sufferers may have a new more accessible treatment option in the future.
For those with Type 1 diabetes, their body's own immune system destroys the insulin producing cells. Five years ago The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Renal Unit completed South Australia’s first successful Islet Transplant. read more
After suffering with kidney disease IgA Nephritis since he was 16, 47-year-old Project Manager Steve Attard thought his days of a super strict diet and daily needles were behind him after receiving a successful kidney transplant in 2006. But in 2009, Steve was diagnosed with type-2-diabetes. read more
In January 2007, Dion was involved in a tragic work accident. Poisonous gas accidently contaminated his work station. Dion was rendered unconscious and horrifically, his lungs began dissolving. read more