Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial Team are in Perth for the Australian Diabet…

The Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial Team are in Perth for the Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Society conference – follow us at stop_diabetes for live updates! >> Find out more

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Connor

Connor was the first person found to be eligible for the Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial when he was 11. Connor’s Aunty has type 1 diabetes and this meant that he and his brother could both have the blood test for antibodies to see if they were eligible for the trial. Connor’s blood test showed that he is at high risk of developing diabetes in the future and this meant … >> Find out more

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Jesse

Jesse has been participating in the Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial for 4 years. Jesse’s aunty has type 1 diabetes and this meant that Jesse and his sisters could be tested to see if they were at risk for developing type 1 diabetes. Jesse now comes along for his Oral Glucose Tolerance Tests every 6 months. He knows that if he comes along for regular visits he can help the doctors … >> Find out more

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Tara

Tara has been participating in type 1 diabetes research since she was a baby. She has grown up knowing that she is at an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes as her father has type 1 diabetes. When she was 11 she and her 2 brothers had their screening blood test for the Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial and Tara’s result indicated that she was at high risk of … >> Find out more

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The Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial makes headlines – July 2010

In July 2010 the Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Trial featured on Melbourne’s Channel 7 news! View the full video here. Supplied by Media Monitors

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Billion Dollar Diabetes Boy

Sunday Herald Sun April 01, 2007 12:00AM A MELBOURNE schoolboy is the first person in the world to take a pioneering vaccine against diabetes. Connor Ahles, 11, is the billion-dollar boy – the first to test a revolutionary Victorian discovery to prevent Type 1 diabetes. He will take the insulin vaccine through a nasal spray once a week for a year. If successful, the vaccine could save more than $1 … >> Find out more

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