Finding better ways to detect kidney disease 11 January 2019 Diabetes is a complex condition that can cause damage to a range of essential organs. That’s why Diabetes Australia is committed to funding important research projects examining every facet of the condition and its impact on people’s health. For instance we’ve provided funding, through the Diabetes Australia Research Trust, to support Associate Professor Elif Ekinci from the University of Melbourne and her research into kidney disease which could lead to earlier detection. “The methods we have for identifying and detecting kidney disease are imprecise,” A/Professor Ekinci said. “In its early stages, kidney disease often has no symptoms and by the time the disease is detected kidney function may be significantly impaired. “We want to find better ways of detecting kidney disease early so people can get the treatment they need to preserve their kidney function.” Find out how you can support research like Professor Ekinci’s here.