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Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, Australian-based research institute, recognised internationally for its contributions to medical science.

The Baker Specialist Clinics are located on the Alfred Research Alliance precinct in Melbourne. They are one of the country's leaders in patient care, clinical outcomes, research and education.

Vision and mission

To reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other related health disorders; two prevalent and complex diseases responsible for the most deaths and the highest health costs in the world.

How the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute can help

The Institute's work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and associated metabolic diseases.

Information / help lines

  • Call +61 3 8532 1111 for general enquiries, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm
  • Email: reception@baker.edu.au

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Last reviewed: December 2021

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Messages from fat

We all carry a certain amount of fat — but did you know that fat sends messages to the immune system that can affect our risk of diabetes and other diseases?

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COVID-19 vaccination, cardiovascular disease and diabetes

Australian adults living with cardiovascular disease and diabetes are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Kidney failure on the rise

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Dietary fibre

Eating a high fibre diet provides many good health benefits for diabetes, heart health, body weight and bowel health.

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Keep it moving

COVID-19 has highlighted how vulnerable many people in our community are, so keeping active and healthy is more important than ever

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Hyperglycaemia and sick day management for adults with type 1 diabetes

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Understanding diabetes

This fact sheet will help you understand what diabetes is, the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and the health benefits of controlling your blood glucose levels.

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Brain benefits from morning exercise

Older adults are being encouraged to exercise first thing in the morning if they want to maintain good brain health.

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Heart failure

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of irregular heartbeat.

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