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Diabetes research

There is currently no cure for diabetes. However, research on the prevention, management, and possible cure of diabetes is ongoing.

Participate in research

We often receive requests to contact people registered with the NDSS or to access data from researchers and non-government bodies to assist with research or to plan for services for people with diabetes.

With the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Department of Health has advised that all research requests to contact people registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) are postponed until further notice.

This is to enable people with diabetes to concentrate on how to best manage their diabetes and not overwhelm them with additional information in these uncertain times.

Should organisations and researchers deem there to be exceptional reasons to proceed with a research request, further information to support the need to continue will need to be submitted. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Health.

Find out more about participating in diabetes research.

Access to NDSS data

Organisations and researchers may request access to NDSS data for either of the two following purposes:

  • contacting people registered with the NDSS, who have given consent to be invited to participate in research
  • access to de-identified data collected by the NDSS.

Find out more about access to NDSS data for organisations and researchers.