Research Presentations

Welcome to our Research Presentations page

Here you’ll find presentations and information from Healthcare Professionals, University Lecturers and Researchers; bringing you some of the latest research from around the globe to help manage Type 1 Diabetes.

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The Artificial Pancreas - A Conversation with Roman Hovorka

Roman joined the University of Cambridge in 2004 to pursue his work on the ‘artificial pancreas’, a medical device that measures blood glucose levels on a minute-to-minute basis using a continuous glucose monitor, and transmits this information to a control algorithm, which instructs an insulin pump to release the required amount of insulin into the body.

As a member of the JDRF’s Artificial Pancreas Consortium, he leads the development and testing of the ‘artificial pancreas’ in Type 1 diabetes.

As a non-clinical researcher, his career has been dedicated to gaining insights into physiology through mathematical modelling and developing control algorithms, the step-by-step calculations that lie at the heart of the ‘artificial pancreas’ currently in development.

The Artificial Pancreas - A Conversation with Roman Hovorka

Roman Hovorka discusses the Artifical Pancreas, what it is, how it works, the past and the future for his team's research.

Carbs, Proteins and Fats : Do They Count? - Dr Carmel Smart

Dr. Carmel Smart is a clinical researcher and practitioner who is internationally recognised as a leading authority in nutrition and type 1 diabetes.  Carmel has developed international partnerships and research collaborations aimed at improving the nutritional care of children living with diabetes.

Dr Smart is a Senior Diabetes Dietitian and Clinical Research Fellow at the John Hunter Children’s Hospital and is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Carmel led the 2014 and 2018 International Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Nutrition Guidelines and is a lead investigator in the Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network.

In her presentation at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference in 2018, Carmel discusses Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats: Do They Count?

Carbs, Proteins and Fats : Do They Count?

Dr Carmel Smart discusses Carbs, Proteins and Fats : Do They Count? in her presentation at Diabetes UK's Professional Conference in 2018

How Much Carbohydrate do Children Need? - Francesca Annan

Francesca has been working with children and young people with diabetes for over 20 years and is a Specialist Paediatric/Adolescent Diabetes Dietitian at University Collage London Hospital.  Francesca has an MSc in Sport & Exercise Nutrition and has in depth knowledge of the management of Type 1 Diabetes and exercise and will be running specialist exercise management clinics.

The most rewarding part of my role is sharing knowledge about food, activity and diabetes to help young people achieve their goals.”

In her presentation at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference in 2018, Francesca discusses How Much Carbohydrate do Children Need?

How Much Carbohydrate do Children Need?

Francesca Annan discusses How Much Carbohydrate do Children Need? in her presentation at Diabetes UK's Professional Conference in 2018.