Can paying attention to our gut health help prevent, cure or better manage type 1 & 2 diabetes, including those linked to statin medications?
Join these WA experts in Perth on Wednesday July 17 as they share their insights.
Type 2 & The Gut
Professor Fergal O’Gara from Curtin University
Modern medicine and health care practices are being transformed by the realisation that
our health and disease status can be strongly influenced by the population of microorganisms
that inhabit our gut (referred to as our microbiome).
Professor O’Gara will discuss how nutrition and therapeutics such as statins may influence
the microbiome with follow-on consequences for maintaining the balance between health and the onset of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 & The Gut
Professor Liz Davis from Perth Children’s Hospital
Professor Davis will shed light on a research project happening in Perth as part of the national
The Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) Study. The research is investigating
if the bacteria in a mother’s digestive system can influence the health of babies, including whether or
not they develop chronic conditions such as type 1 diabetes. Professor Davis is a Paediatric Endocrinologist,
Head of the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Perth Children's Hospital and a Telethon Kids Institute Senior Clinical Lecturer.
- Food & Gut Health
Professor Amanda Devine from Edith Cowan University
Professor Devine, Edith Cowan University’s Professor of Public Health and Nutrition in the
School of Medical and Health Sciences, will discuss how patterns of eating impact gut health,
chronic disease and wellbeing. She is also co-author of Gut Feeling: Mindful Menus for the Microbiome.
Meet Jamie Cripps from the West Coast Eagles
Jamie will be signing autographs from 11.45am to midday, so come on down and chat
with him about living with type 1 diabetes as an elite footballer.
Wednesday July 17, 2019 at TSH Centre, 36 Dodd St, Wembley