Have you seen our recent letter about a new area of research we’d like to focus on to improve the heart health of kids with type 1 diabetes?
More and more evidence is showing the importance of exercise and cardiovascular health but surprisingly there isn’t much research in this field, especially for kids.
We here at the Children’s Diabetes Centre (CDC) in Perth want to expand this area of research.
This could have big results, according to CDC co-director Professor Liz Davis.
“What we are now learning is that children with diabetes have the most to gain from being active as exercise will help their heart health and add years to their lives,” Professor Davis said.
“But frustratingly, exercising with diabetes can be complicated and there is little research in this area.
“To remedy that, we’ve found someone who we believe could lead exercise physiology research here at the Centre but we need your help to bring them to Western Australia.”
To make this happen, we ask you to give directly to us or fundraise — put on an event, sell treats, ask for donations instead of gifts, take on a challenge, get your school or office involved — on our behalf.
We’d also really appreciate it if you shared this initiative with your family and friends and encourage them to back it.
To celebrate families rallying around this, we will recognise this new researcher as our first “Community Fellow” in exercise physiology.
“We encourage you to support this new position and help us get this vital research off the ground,” Professor Davis said.