About us

Who are we and what do we do?

  • Diabetes Research WA is the trading name for the Diabetes Research Foundation of WA Inc. (ABN 43 743 957 408)
  • We are a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) licensed charity which means donations over $2 can be claimed as a tax deduction
  • We are registered with the Australian Charity and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and the Department of Commerce in Western Australia
  • Our purpose is to purpose is to raise funds for research into the causes of, prevention of and cure for diabetes in all its forms. This includes research that prevents complications from diabetes and improvement in the quality of life for people living with diabetes.
  • We have funded research projects into diabetes since 1978, injecting over $5m into research since then.
  • 80% of funds raised so far have gone to research

We also assisted in establishing the Perth-based Centre for Diabetes Research (CDR) in 2005 which has employed over 15 researchers at any given time. The sole purpose at the CDR is to conduct world-class research into diabetes under the guidance of Professor Grant Monahan. You can find out more about the CDR here.

We are intensely passionate about our work and believe we will find the solutions to diabetes by backing world-leading West Australian research.

We understand the significant and growing impact diabetes is having on individuals, families and the broader community and so recognize the urgency of our work.


Our Vision

'To find a cure for diabetes'

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Our Mission

To support research into the:

  • Investigation of the causes of and prevention of complications that can develop from diabetes
  • Prevention of diabetes (in all its forms) developing
  • Control and management of diabetes
  • Cure for diabetes

We aim to achieve our vision and mission by:

  • Raising sufficient funds to support researchers and their work relating to diabetes and the prevention, control or cure of this disease
  • Contributing to scholarships, fellowships or travel grants for the purpose of promoting research into diabetes

More about Diabetes Research WA:

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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