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We are seeking $10 million in emergency funding for diabetes research in this year’s budget.  Shared between ten research laboratories, this would immediately inject much-needed funding to keep critical research moving forward to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. 

Diabetes research saves lives and creates hope. Before insulin was discovered in 1921, diabetes was a death sentence.

Since then, research has led to the development of new technologies and new medicines that have transformed the lives of people living with all types of diabetes.

But there is still a lot we don’t know about diabetes and research is the only way we will learn more.

But over the last ten years investment in diabetes research has been reduced even as more people are diagnosed with the condition.

We need to increase funding to ensure Australia’s world-class diabetes researchers have the funding and resources they need to continue their work.

As Professor Elif Ekinci, Director of the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations, says: “Diabetes research changes and saves lives but we need more funding to help us continue our vital work.”

The next life-changing discovery could be just around the corner.

Join Professor Ekinci and spark change by signing our petition calling for more funding for vital diabetes research and share with us what research you think should be prioritised.

 


 

Photo of Prof Elif Ekinci, Director of the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovation 

 

“Diabetes research changes and saves lives but we need more funding to help us continue our vital work.”  

 ~ Prof Elif Ekinci, Director of the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovation 

 


 

“It’s time for a conversation about diabetes researchers leaving to go overseas, changing fields, or leaving research altogether.” 

 ~ A/Prof Sof Andrikopoulos, CEO Australian Diabetes Society 

 

 


 

 

 

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