Sunday, January 13, 2019
Labor will pay $ 50 million to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes if it wins the next federal election.
Money will enable the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation clinical research network to increase the number of clinical trials, translate research into new treatments and help find a cure.
"It will allow Australian Type 1
Network funding will expire June, a month after the election, but the Labor Plan extends money to the JDRF research arm until 2024.
"Australian scientists and scientists are hitting their weight. We do better medical research when they get the help they need, "opposition leader Bill Shorten said.
"If Labor wins the next election, we will invest $ 50 million to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes."
More than 120,000 Australians have type 1 diabetes that can be fatal or timely complications including kidney failure, nerve damage, heart disease, stroke and blindness.
JDRF CEO Angela McKay said the organization was thrilled with what will come next, but impatient
"We want a world without type 1. We will not stop until we get to our destination and we know that research keeps this key, "Mrs. McKay said.
Labor Health Spokesperson Catherine King hoped funding would "transform type 1 diabetes into not typing anyone" by maintaining and increasing research efforts to find a cure.