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Together, we can discover better treatments, prevention strategies and a cure for diabetes.

Your support for diabetes research goes towards our grant funding rounds including the Diabetes Australia Research Program (DARP) and the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD).

Diabetes Australia Research Program

The Diabetes Australia Research Program is a merit-based, competitive, peer reviewed program aimed at supporting and developing outstanding diabetes research in Australia. Funding grants are available for a full range of research projects focusing on various areas including prevention, management of diabetes or the cure for diabetes.

Click here to read about the DARP grants funded by Diabetes Victoria for 2020. This research is made possible by the generosity of our supporters.

Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD)

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, a partnership for better health between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University, is helping us to transform lives through research focused on the behavioural and psychosocial aspects of diabetes – making a real difference to the lives of Victorians affected by diabetes here and now.

The latest research progress 

  • Recent research completed in Melbourne has shown that immune therapy can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes for up to two years in young children with an identified risk of developing the condition.
  • The latest results from the major international CREDENCE and DECLARE trials, both published in 2019, have shown reductions in blood glucose levels and improvements in key renal and cardiovascular outcomes.
  • The DiRECT study in the UK has shown promising Year 2 results for type 2 diabetes remission.


The ACBRD celebrates a decade of difference in diabetes.

Watch this short video celebrating 10 years of achievements.

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How to improve the care of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes

The ACBRD has contributed to a new Australasian guideline to improve the care of children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes

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