Did you know up to 90% of diabetes research projects will never get funded?
The next breakthrough could be sitting in someone's tray with a stamp on it saying SORRY - NOT ENOUGH FUNDING! Laying dormant in the lab with a sticky note on it? Powerful research that could change someone's life, powerful research that could lead to a cure. But it's not going to make it simply because there isn't enough funding.
Every year we have to turn many research projects away because there isn't enough funding.
We know research dramatically improves and changes lives. Treatment can now be personalised, and insulin pumps deliver insulin painlessly. That's a huge step from the early days of boiling glass syringes. Blood glucose sensors can now be applied to the skin and readings sent to a phone, and we have portable cameras to detect early signs of eye damage, meaning we can save sight. These changes give us more freedom to live well with diabetes than we've ever had before.
What we're thinking is.......what's the next game-changer!
Why isn't there enough funding?
There has always been a funding shortfall. But recent events have made funding tighter than ever for diabetes research.
- Fundraising activities are not possible
- Major economic changes causing uncertainty and unemployment
- Some funds destined for diabetes research have been redirected into other important cause
The shortfall means our dedicated researchers are spending too many precious research hours hunting for funding, diverting them away from what they do best - diabetes research.
With your help, our 2021 diabetes research projects will be secure. Our annual grants are highly sought-after and WA researchers wait patiently each year to apply for them. Your support goes directly into a specific research grant that could uncover the crucial missing piece in the diabetes jigsaw puzzle that could change your world and the world of others who live with diabetes.