Diabetes is a chronic, progressive condition that affects over 350 million people worldwide. It is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases, with around 1 million Australians currently diagnosed. The majority (90%) of diabetic patients suffer from the type 2 form of the disease.

We are working on a device that will apply different electrical stimulation strategies to the abdominal vagus nerve which regulates energy metabolism, blood glucose control and food intake.

Further information

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Research team

Program leader: Dr Joel Villalobos

Team members: Dr Sophie Payne, A/Prof James Fallon, Dr Tomoko Hyakumara

Collaborators: A/Prof Glenn Ward, Prof Richard MacIsaac