Kavita Kumareswaran

Dr

20122017

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Biography

Dr Kumareswaran graduated in medicine from the University of Auckland in 2001. She undertook physician training specialising in endocrinology in New Zealand and the UK, obtaining her FRACP in 2012. Whilst in the UK, she completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2012. Her research focussed on testing a closed-loop system of insulin delivery in people with type 1 diabetes. Also known as an ‘artificial pancreas’, this system combines real-time continuous glucose monitoring with subcutaneous insulin delivery via a pump in an automated manner.

Dr Kumareswaran has published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous meetings, including oral presentations at EASD Stockholm 2010 and ADA Orlando 2010. She has received several awards, including the JDRF Gold Award at the Diabetes Technology Meeting Bethesda 2010, and the Eli Lilly Award at Diabetes UK Glasgow 2010.

Since moving to Melbourne, she has taken on the role of Head of the Diabetes Foot Service at Western Health. She initiated an insulin pump clinic at The Alfred. She holds an Adjunct Lecturer post with Monash University, and is involved with ongoing clinical research into the artificial pancreas.

She consults at Cabrini Health in Malvern and at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Prahran. Her clinical practice includes general endocrinology and diabetes, with a special interest in type 1 diabetes, insulin pumps and continuous glucose sensors.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Type-1 diabetes
  • Insulin delivery
  • Artificial pancrease
  • Endocrinology