Metabolic health of females with Type 1 Diabetes aged 16-25 years

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof John Wark jdwark@unimelb.edu.au 8344 3258 Personal web page
Prof Suzanne Garland Personal web page

Project Details

Though there is strong evidence to show that individuals with Type 1 diabetes are at risk of various metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, there is limited evidence to show these associations in adolescent and young adult females. The Young Female Health Initiative (YFHI) Diabetes Study is a comprehensive female health study conducted on 16-25 year old females with Type 1 Diabetes.

Students will have the opportunity to investigate the prevalence of metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors and associated behavioural and lifestyle factors in a young female cohort with type 1 diabetes. Findings from this study will be able to shed light on the health profiles of young females with diabetes and provide evidence for targeted intervention strategies for females in this age group. This project would suit a student interested in endocrinology and cardiovascular health. Suitable for Honours, MDRP, MBiomedSc, or Masters by Research studies.


School Research Themes

Women's Health, Cardiometabolic



Research Opportunities

Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Bone and Mineral Research Group

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital