The Tom Mandel Islet Transplant Program was established in 2004 on the St Vincent’s Hospital campus in Melbourne by a multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians. The Program is now an integral part of the Australian Islet Transplant Consortium, delivering improved clinical outcomes for patients with type 1 diabetes with severe hypoglycemia unawareness and in whom insulin therapy has failed.

Islet transplant recipients have improved glycaemic control and quality of life and, in many cases, no longer require insulin injections.

This site provides information for people who want to know more about islet transplantation at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.