We Are Research Leaders

Association-funded Researcher Dr. Irene Schauer

Since 1952, the American Diabetes Association's investment of nearly $770 million in more than 4,600 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 2016 alone, the Association made more than $34.5 million available for research, supporting 378 research projects performed by 351 investigators at 150 leading academic research institutions across the U.S. Read more highlights in the Research Programs 2016 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.