We Are Research Leaders

Since 1952, the American Diabetes Association has invested $807.4 million in more than 4,700 research projects that have helped change the face of how diabetes is treated today.

With these funds, diabetes researchers are hard at work for you. They dedicate their careers to improving health and saving lives. Their research is the path to a future free from diabetes and all its burdens.

Together, we can turn more of their ideas into lifesaving discoveries.

Research Programs 2017 Year in Review

Research Programs 2017 Year in Review

In 2017 alone, the Association made more than $37.4 million available for research, supporting 371 research projects performed by 341 investigators at 140 leading academic research institutions across the U.S.

Pathway to Stop Diabetes

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Recent Advances

Recent Advances

Learn about exciting recent advances attributable to American Diabetes Association-funded researchers.

Explore: We Are Research Leaders

  • How We Fund Research

    The American Diabetes Association invests in research aimed at helping all people with diabetes. The research we support includes topic relevant to type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, obesity, gestational diabetes and complications of diabetes.

  • Pathway to Stop Diabetes Initiative

    Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research by finding and funding a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity.

  • Research Excellence Honorees

    Read about the inspiring individuals who have been recognized for excellence and innovation in diabetes research.

  • Scientific Sessions

    Scientific Sessions is the largest diabetes meeting in the world, bringing together more than 14,000 clinicians and researchers from all 50 states and 117 countries.