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Research Impact

Research Impact

Leading the way since 1952.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) continues to transform the way diabetes is treated with cutting-edge research and a commitment to helping people live healthier lives.

Discover the latest advances. 

ADA-funded researchers are hard at work changing the future. Take a look at some of the latest research advances, like linking sense of smell to body weight and exploring community-driven partnerships for better outcomes. 

Explore the findings


Track the innovation

Explore what living with diabetes has looked like over the past 100+ years—and how research provides hope for a future free of diabetes and all its burdens.

Meet our researchers

Meet the brightest minds behind the best ideas, working hard for people with diabetes.

Become part of the conversation today.


ADA Research Foundation: Science, Progress, Hope.

The ADA Research Foundation provides critical funding for diabetes research. The goal? To support innovative scientific discovery that will translate to better treatments, healthier lives and eventual cures.

Don’t miss the world’s largest diabetes meeting

The ADA’s annual Scientific Sessions features nearly 3,000 unique research presentations and attracts attendees from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, all with one goal: sharing research advances to improve the lives of all people with diabetes.