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The Facts

An estimated 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. It is our fastest growing chronic illness. Approximately 100,000 Australians developed diabetes in the past year alone.

People with diabetes work hard every day to live well and avoid serious complications. For every person diagnosed with diabetes there is usually a family member or carer in a support role. This dramatically increases the number of people impacted by diabetes.

An Answer

The Australian Diabetes Educators Association has launched its new ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation. This Foundation brings together researchers, clinicians, carers and people with diabetes to find high quality, practical and innovative solutions for living well with diabetes every day. This research is unique as it complements work already underway in Australia to find a cure for diabetes. Research outcomes will be shared widely across the community to help policy makers, service managers and other researchers as well as consumers and clinicians.

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About Us

The ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation (ADRF) is a registered charitable trust under the Taxation Administration Act 1953 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Act 2012. It also has Deductible Gift Recipient status allowing donations to be tax deductible with the Australian Taxation Office.

ADRF is governed by a trustee company Board of Directors who receive independent specialist advice from a Research Council comprising prominent health academics. The Research Council is currently chaired by Professor Trisha Dunning AM.

The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) is our national peak body for health care professionals providing diabetes care and education since 1981. ADEA has approximately 2,000 members covering general practitioners, nurses, midwives, dietitians, pharmacists, podiatrists, exercise physiologists and physiotherapists. ADEA established ADRF as part of its strategy to contribute towards diabetes research.

For further information please email or call (02) 6287 4822.