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More than 78 Victorians are diagnosed every day.


Diabetes is the fastest-growing chronic health condition in Victoria.
• The prevalence of all types of diabetes is increasing.
• 1 in 4 Australians will develop diabetes in their lifetime.
• There is no such thing as ‘mild’ diabetes.
• People with diabetes are up to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke.
• Diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness in working age adults.
• Amputations are 15 times more common in people with diabetes.

 

For children like Dash, it was terrifying symptoms that led to his diagnosis of type 1
diabetes at just two years of age. There was no family history of diabetes. It was
a complete shock to his family, including his mum Clare:
 

“Dash was diagnosed when he was very young. I still remember it like it was yesterday. He’d been behaving unusually, drinking a lot of water, screaming for bigger drinks overnight and saturating his nappies. He was starving, asking for food constantly and his mood fluctuated wildly.”
 

“We took Dash to the hospital where my little boy was admitted and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The process of his diagnosis was so traumatic and overwhelming.”

You can help changes these statistics, donate today

 

For children like Dash, it was terrifying symptoms that led to his diagnosis of type 1
diabetes at just two years of age. There was no family history of diabetes. It was
a complete shock to his family, including his mum Clare:

“Dash was diagnosed when he was very young. I still remember it like it was yesterday. He’d been behaving unusually, drinking a lot of water, screaming for bigger drinks overnight and saturating his nappies. He was starving, asking for food constantly and his mood fluctuated wildly.”
 

“We took Dash to the hospital where my little boy was admitted and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The process of his diagnosis was so traumatic and overwhelming.”

You can help changes these statistics, donate today



Last year we were able to support 23 Victorian research projects in our last funding round.

Sadly, however, we had to turn away 94 research applications as we simply didn't have enough funds.

Right now, and with the generous support of people like you, we are funding promising research including the work of Professors Ed Stanley and Jenny Wilkinson-Berka.
 

Professor Ed Stanley is researching why diabetes occurs and how it can be reversed.

"Our team is using stem cells to recreate a laboratory model of diabetes… we would like to
come up with treatments that stop the process that leads to diabetes. In the case of type 1,
this means turning off part of the immune system that is responsible for destroying the
cells in the pancreas that make insulin.”

Professor Jenny Wilkinson-Berka is researching how the body’s
immune system can combat the detrimental effects of diabetes.

“Our current projects are investigating how we can use the body’s immune system to combat the devastating effects of diabetes, including high blood pressure and inflammation on the eye.”

Please make your tax-deductible donation to support vital diabetes research

   

 

 

Professor Ed Stanley is researching why diabetes occurs and how it can be reversed.

"Our team is using stem cells to recreate a laboratory model of diabetes… we would like to come up with treatments that stop the process that leads to diabetes. In the case of type 1, this means turning off part of the immune system that is responsible for destroying the cells in the pancreas that make insulin.”

Professor Jenny Wilkinson-Berka is researching how the body’s immune system can combat the detrimental effects of diabetes.

“Our current projects are investigating how we can use the body’s immune system to combat the devastating effects of diabetes, including high blood pressure and inflammation on the eye.”

Please make your tax-deductible donation to support vital diabetes research




Your donation is the next step to find a cure.

Please make your tax-deductible donation by 30 June to support vital diabetes research.

The edge of discovery:
• We want to stop the process that leads to diabetes.

• Finding a cure will mean people currently living with diabetes can have freedom from the condition and its terrible complications.

• The biggest barrier to major breakthroughs is a lack of funding.

• We need your urgent support to fund diabetes research discoveries.