We Are Research Leaders

We are Research Leaders

Since 1952, the American Diabetes Association's investment of more than $735 million in more than 4,500 diabetes research projects has contributed significantly to advances in diabetes care and reductions in diabetes complications, allowing people with diabetes to live longer, healthier lives.

In 2015 alone, the Association made more than $31 million available for research, supporting 354 research projects performed by 334 investigators at 145 leading academic research institutions across the U.S. Read the 2015 Research Programs Year in Review.

Scientific Sessions

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.

Pathway to Stop Diabetes

Our Research Foundation

The American Diabetes Association Research Foundation provides critical funding for diabetes research that accelerates the transition of scientific discoveries into practical, life-enhancing treatments and programs.

Recent Advances

Recent Advances

Learn about exciting recent advances attributable to American Diabetes Association-funded researchers, including our most recent type 1 diabetes research highlights.

Explore: We Are Research Leaders

  • Research Excellence Honorees

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

  • Funding the Next Generation of Brilliant Researchers

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

  • How Grant Money is Divided

    The American Diabetes Association supports grants that are relevant to people with all types of diabetes. Diabetes-related topic areas include type 1, type 2, prediabetes, obesity, gestational diabetes and research relevant to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

  • Association-Funded Research

    Learn more about research funded by the American Diabetes Association and search our database for information on currently funded grantees and their research projects.

  • Type 1 Research Highlights

    While the Association’s priority is to improve the lives of all people impacted by diabetes, type 1 diabetes is a critical focus of the organization. More than one-third of our research portfolio is dedicated to projects relevant to type 1 diabetes.

  • Research Programs 2015 Year in Review

    Highlights and statistics from the American Diabetes Association's Research Programs in 2015.