Research Progress

Do you have type 1 diabetes and are interested in participating in important research? The Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney is seeking adults to take part in a study investigating how a new fibre supplement influences your T1D management and gut microbiome.

You may be eligible to participate if you:      

  • Have type 1 diabetes
  • Are aged 18-45 years
  • Can attend five clinic visits (1-3 hours) at the University of Sydney over 12 weeks

This exciting new trial is supported by JDRF and led by researchers from Sydney, Monash and Queensland Universities. It will test a new, specialised fibre supplement previously shown to prevent 90% of cases of T1D in mice. This fibre supplement works by influencing the gut bacteria which, in turn, switch off the autoimmune attack on the pancreas.

Want to learn more?
Please contact Dr Kirstine Bell for more details
Phone: (02) 8627 4250 or 0400 167 043


Not suitable for you right now?
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