Type 2 diabetes resources


Diabetes Australia
National peak body for diabetes providing a collective voice for people living with diabetes, their families and carers.
Diabetes NSW & ACT
Diabetes NSW & ACT works proactively to improve the day-to-day lives of people living with diabetes, aiming to make things easier by educating carers, employers and the general public.
International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
The global advocate for people with diabetes. The mission of IDF is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.
Diabetes risk calculator


Treating Diabetes and Obesity Through Brown Fat
Garvan's Dr Paul Lee
About Type 2 Diabetes
Garvan's Prof Jerry Greenfield
Dodging the diabetes and obesity bullet
Garvan's Prof Katherine Samaras
Meet Garvan's Diabetes and Metabolism Division Head, Professor Mark Febbraio
Garvan's Prof Mark Febbraio


Diabetes Australia funding to propel new metabolic research at Garvan
Three of Garvan’s scientists have been awarded research grants from Diabetes Australia to support their work in preventing and treating diabetes and related conditions.
Brown fat keeps blood sugar in check
Garvan scientists have shown that brown fat – a special type of fat that burns energy to keep us warm – may also help to keep blood sugar steady in adults. Their findings suggest new avenues for diabetes therapies that target brown fat.
How your grandfather's weight could wreck your health: Damaging effects of obesity can be passed down through genes
Having an overweight grandfather can leave you prone to a host of health problems later in life. (Daily Mail)
Exploring the paradox of metabolically healthy obesity
Australian researchers have defined some key characteristics of the metabolically healthy obese – those obese individuals who remain free from type 2 diabetes and other disorders that usually associate with obesity. Their findings have implications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and obesity.
World Diabetes Day: Professor Mark Febbraio addresses Helmholtz Diabetes Centre researchers
Garvan’s Professor Mark Febbraio has given the Helmholtz Diabetes Centre Distinguished Lecture at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in Germany.
Measuring distress in people with Types 1 and 2 diabetes
Diabetes experts, psychiatrists and neuroscientists have reported the benefits of measuring depression and disease-related distress in patients with diabetes. They have also shown that distress is influenced by heritable genetic changes in the way patients’ bodies handle serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood.
An enzyme that enables the pathway to diabetes
Garvan scientists believe they have identified an enzyme that undermines a delicately balanced whole-body system that keeps blood sugar levels stable and low in healthy people. The collapse of this system in the pancreas, the liver and muscle leads to diabetes.
How fat might be controlled through the body clock
Garvan researchers have shed more light on an underexplored aspect of the important brain-signaling system that controls appetite, body composition and energy use. Their findings suggest that a specific gene regulating our body clock may play a central role in determining how fat we become.
Diabetes Australia recognition for Garvan researcher
Garvan congratulates Dr Dorit Samocha-Bonet (Diabetes and Metabolism Division), who has been awarded the 2016 ADS Diabetes Australia Research Grant in support of her research into body acidity and insulin resistance.


The World Health Organisation’s 2016 Global Report on Diabetes
Updates in metabolic diseases research