We are pleased to announce that the ProtoDPS DRWA Crippa Fun Footy Clinic has been rescheduled!

Date: 21 February 2024
Time: 4-7pm
Location: Mineral Resources Park
Costs: $20pp

We have a few last remaining spots available, but they are filling fast. So please submit your application today if you want to take part!


     

    What is the ProtoDPS DRWA Crippa Fun Footy Clinic? 

    The ProtoDPS DRWA Crippa Fun Footy Clinic is a footy-filled fun afternoon for young people with diabetes. Jamie Cripps and a few of his mates of the West Coast Eagles will show young people some of the tricks of the trade.

     

    Who can attend the clinic?

    The Clinic is especially designed for young people aged 6-16 living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

     

    What’s included? 

    An on-field clinic, a tour of the Eagles training facilities, sausage sizzle and giveaways!

     

    Headline Sponsor:

    ProtoDPS

    November 2023

    Diabetes Research Western Australia would like to congratulate Dr Lakshini Herat on winning the prestigious Professor Lyn Beazley AO Emerging Leader Award.

    The awarding body stated the following:

    The Professor Lyn Beazley AO Emerging Leader Award aims to recognise and support early career researchers who have demonstrated exceptional promise and dedication in their scientific or clinical research endeavours.

    The award is named in honour of RPH Research Foundation’s immediate past Board Chair Professor Lyn Beazley AO, in recognition of her leadership, advocacy of research and commitment to supporting the next generation of researchers.

    Dr Herat is a passionate medical researcher striving to develop effective treatments for the management of hypertension, diabetes, and its complications. Her research focuses on understanding how Sodium Glucose Co-transporter (SGLT) family members, known as “gliflozins”, protect organs such as the heart, kidneys and eyes in diabetes and hypertension.

    Dr Herat’s research has revealed that “gliflozins” lower blood pressure by reducing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system and thereby protects the heart and kidneys in diabetes and hypertension, a completely new finding identifying the sympathetic nervous system as an important mediator of “gliflozins” beneficial effects. She has also discovered that these medications protect the eyes during diabetes, by lowering the harmful proteins that cause the uncontrolled growth of weak blood vessels in the retina.

    Working with the Dobney Hypertension Centre as one of the RPH Research Foundation’s Career Advancement Fellows, Dr Herat has received multiple prizes and more than $530,000 in grant funding.  She has been recognised for her work inspiring the next generation of researchers by encouraging young women to pursue STEM.

    Dr Herat has also shared her research findings at local, national, and international conferences. She is a passionate advocate for sharing research with those living with diabetes, and the community, to empower individuals with knowledge, promote proactive healthcare behaviours, and contribute to better diabetes management and eye health outcomes within our community.

    This article was originally published on the RPH Research Foundation website. 

    The Parliament of Australia recently adopted an enquiry into diabetes in Australia, and Diabetes Research WA has submitted a response.

    In a mini-podcast, Peter Kerr, Chairman of Diabetes Research WA explains why we believe there is a very strong case for an increase in funding in a coordinated way in Australia.

    Existing expertise already present in Australia can add tremendous value, but only if funding is available.

    You can read our full response here.