Key diabetes organisations

Supporting people with diabetes, raising awareness about diabetes and searching for a cure for diabetes involves a large number of organisations within Australia and internationally.

Australian Diabetes Educators Association

The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) is Australia’s peak professional organisation in diabetes education. It actively promotes best practice diabetes education to ensure optimal health and well being for all people affected by, and at risk of, diabetes.

Australian Diabetes Society

The Australian Diabetes Society is the expert organisation in Australia on medical and scientific diabetes matters and is devoted to the medical and scientific advancement of diabetes care and research. Its overall goals are to provide optimum care for people with diabetes and to research methods for curing diabetes and preventing those at risk from developing diabetes.

Australasia Paediatric Endocrine Group

Australasia Paediatric Endocrine Group (APEG) is the professional body in Australia and New Zealand which represents those involved in management and/or research of children with disorders of the endocrine system, including diabetes mellitus.

Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society

Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) is a professional body established to advance clinical and scientific knowledge of diabetes in pregnancy, to encourage dissemination of this knowledge and to foster collaboration with other regional societies interested in diabetes in pregnancy.

State and Territory Diabetes Organisations

Each state and territory diabetes organisation is a non-government, community based organisation reliant upon community support. Their core business is the management, detection and prevention of diabetes and providing ongoing support for people with diabetes and their families and carers.

The Diabetes Australia Research Program

The Diabetes Australia Research Program supports and develops the field of diabetes research in Australia through providing funding towards the prevention, management and cure for diabetes, as well as enabling and fostering young and upcoming researchers in diabetes research

Diabetes Research WA

Diabetes Research WA has been in existence for over thirty years and has raised and distributed over $5.65 million towards diabetes research in WA. Additionally the Diabetes Research Foundation has raised $2.5 million towards the establishment of a Centre for Diabetes Research in Perth.

Kellion Diabetes Foundation

The Kellion Diabetes Foundation was established by Claude Kellion after his son, John, died as a result of the complications of diabetes. For many years, it was the only privately funded diabetes research in Australia. The Foundation has donated well in excess of $1 million towards diabetes research.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the world's largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research. JDRF was founded in 1970 in the US and in 1982 in Australia by a group of determined volunteers.

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Its work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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