Diabetes research needs $10 million emergency funding in Australia

Diabetes Australia February 29, 2024, 10:00 AM UTC

Summary: Diabetes Australia and researchers urge the Australian government to allocate $10 million in emergency funding for diabetes research due to a 35% decline in National Health and Medical Research Council funding over the past decade. Currently, 2 million Australians have diabetes, with costs to the healthcare system at $3.4 billion annually. The number of people with diabetes is projected to reach 3.6 million by 2050.

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