At present there is no cure for diabetes, but Australian researchers are leading the world in their quest for a cure and to discover improved management techniques and products until a cure is found.
Diabetes Australia runs a national research program, which over the past seven years, has invested $20 million in 284 diabetes research projects across Australia. All the Research funds are held in trust and 90% of donations are allocated to research grants
- 280 Australians develop diabetes every day
- Over 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year.
- Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia
- Almost 1.1 million Australians currently have diagnosed diabetes. This includes:
120,000 people with type 1 diabetes
956,000 people with type 2 diabetes
23,600 women with gestational diabetes
- For every person diagnosed with diabetes there is usually a family member or carer who also ‘lives with diabetes’ every day in a support role. This means that an estimated 2.2 million Australians are affected by diabetes every day.
- The total number of Australians with diabetes and pre-diabetes is estimated at 3.2 million
- Indigenous Australians are 3 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes compared with non-Indigenous Australians
- At least 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Up to 58% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented in the high risk (pre-diabetes) population.
In this Section
The Diabetes Australia Research Program
National Research organisations
International Research organisations
The Cure Club