Dr Ben Wheeler | Paediatric Endocrinologist and Paediatrician, University of Otago and Southern District Health Board
Since the discovery of insulin in the early 1920’s, the treatment and monitoring of type 1 diabetes has progressively evolved. While considerable effort continues looking at strategies for cure or reversal of Beta-cell destruction, progress has been slow. Technology is now stepping into the treatment void left by this slow progress to cure. This has led to considerable improvements in not only insulin delivery but also glucose monitoring devices. This session will cover the history of glucose monitoring, discuss currently available technologies (not all of which we can access in NZ), some of the studies we are involved with in this space, and touch on the future – including ongoing developments in artificial pancreas (“closed-loop”) technology.
A healthy, brown paper bag lunch will be provided.
The Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture series presenting cutting edge health research by leaders in their fields. Formerly known as Medical Forum, these seminars are designed for health professionals, academic and clinical researchers, and students across the Division of Health Sciences.
|Date||Wednesday, 3 October 2018|
|Time||12:00pm - 1:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Location||Barnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital|
|Contact Name||Georgia Richardson|