Press release

The American Diabetes Association Launches 2022 Research Report to Highlight Research Investments Critical to the Diabetes Community

March 22, 2023 | Arlington, Virginia

Addressing Health Disparities and Precision Medicine to Improve Outcomes, Among Top Priorities

Today, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its 2022 Annual Research Report, which provides background and updates on 200 grants awarded to fund critical research in new treatments and cures for diabetes, precision medicine, and new methods for addressing the health inequities that lead to higher prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes.

“Our research investments are targeted to solve problems critical to people with diabetes. These include reducing unjust health disparities, achieving better outcomes through nutrition and lifestyle, and making precision medicine feasible in a disease that impacts the whole body,” said Robert Gabbay, MD, chief scientific and medical officer for the ADA. “We are also excited to relaunch the impactful Pathway to Stop Diabetes® research program, which invests in the next generation of bold innovators in diabetes.”

The report highlights ongoing research in:

  • Beta cell production, which addresses the core cause of diabetes, e.g., the attack of beta cells that are responsible for producing insulin.
  • Diabetes management and education programs designed for communities disproportionately impacted by diabetes like Black, Indigenous, and non-white Hispanic populations. 
  • The incorporation of trauma-informed mental health services into diabetes management and education programs for under-resourced communities.
  • Precision medicine designed to treat diabetes.

In addition, the report provides an update on the Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Pathway) research program. The Pathway program not only supports researchers to explore new methods to drive on diabetes treatment and therapies, but also enhances training opportunities and fosters collaboration for researchers and professionals. 

To learn more about the ADA’s research findings and ongoing areas of study, visit

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About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 82 years, the ADA has driven discovery and research to treat, manage, and prevent diabetes while working relentlessly for a cure. Through advocacy, program development, and education we aim to improve the quality of life for the over 133 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life®. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Asociación Americana de la Diabetes), LinkedIn (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn), and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).