Research changes lives
Research helps us understand diabetes, why it develops, who is at risk and how to prevent complications from developing.
We know that diabetes is one of the most challenging chronic conditions in Australia and worldwide with the number of people living with diabetes increasing at an alarming rate. Every year in Australia we can fill the Melbourne Cricket Ground (100,000) with newly diagnosed cases with over 283 people developing it every day.
By investing in research, we will find the answers and alter the future. Not only is the search for a cure (or cures) vital, additionally we must ensure people living with diabetes live long and healthy lives without complications.
Currently, we are researching:
- Simplifying and improving screening for gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy) for rural and remote women in WA to improve the diagnosis and the health of mothers and their babies
- Investigating a widely used drug that may be able to prevent the diabetes-related eye condition that can lead to blindness
- A world-first trial of using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to assess blood sugar levels in children at high risk, but who have not yet developed, type 1 diabetes
With world-class research and institutions collaborating around the world, we have an opportunity to change the future for all of us.
Take a look at our:
- Diabetes Research WA Research Grants
- Diabetes Research WA funded research at The Centre for Diabetes Research
- Type 1 Diabetes Research
- Type 2 Diabetes Research
- Diabetes Complications Research