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The Finnish Diabetes Association(avautuu uuteen ikkunaan, siirryt toiseen palveluun) and its member associations established the Diabetes Research Foundation in 1976. Our objective is to contribute to the internationally high-level Finnish diabetes research concentrating on the prevention of the spread of diabetes, the increase of diabetes care effectiveness and the well being of persons with diabetes.

Plan of action

We practice versatile fund raising as well as profitable and securing investment activity in order to achieve our objective. Within the boundaries of our wealth we annually award grants to Finnish diabetes research ventures.

In order to carry out its plan of action the foundation publicizes results of the diabetes research, and information of its own activity. The foundation can take part in such information activity within The Finnish Diabetes Association, which improves the public knowledge of the risk factors and prevention methods of diabetes, diabetes care and living with diabetes.

The foundation values promotion of public health, which is connected to prevention and self-care of diabetes, for example prevention of obesity, improvement of heart condition and promotion of exercise.

Our course of action is administratively flexible, and we function in cooperation with the Finnish Diabetes Association.