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In 1984/85, Apex Australia conducted a National Service Scheme, to raise funds to contribute towards diabetes research and education. Those funds were managed by the Apex Foundation under Diabetes Mellitus Trust till 2011 and now under Apex Foundation Charitable Trust. The annual investment returns are pooled with funds raised by Diabetes Australia and medical companies involved in the treatment of diabetes.
280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes
In recent years, diabetes research and education in Australia has been at the forefront of international progress. The Apex Foundation continues its support by providing research grants to various research projects taken up by Diabetes Australia.
Over recent years it has made an annual grant of $15,000 to assist in research programs focused on the preservation and management of diabetes or the cure of diabetes.
Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia; increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. All types of diabetes are increasing in prevalence.