Professor Jerry Greenfield - 2019 Type 1 Diabetes Millennium Research Award

Professor Jerry Greenfield, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, has been awarded the Diabetes Australia Research Trust 2019 Type 1 Diabetes Millennium Award to support research into insulin resistance in people with type 1 diabetes.

While insulin resistance is usually associated with type 2 diabetes, it is increasingly being detected in people with type 1 diabetes. Insulin resistance can increase a person’s risk of developing a range of diabetes-related complications.

Professor Greenfield and his team will be looking at a group of people with type 1 diabetes to try and establish why some people with type 1 diabetes are prone to insulin resistance and possible strategies for treatment.

The Millennium Award provides $150,000 to support research.

*Picture: Diabetes Australia CEO Professor Greg Johnson, Professor Jerry Greenfield and John Townend, Chair of Diabetes Australia Research Ltd. *