Since 1971, the Canadian Diabetes Association has proudly supported outstanding diabetes research in Canada, administering more than $130 million in research grants, awards and partnerships to scientists who have dedicated their careers to the fight against diabetes.
Canadians can be proud of our long history of successes in diabetes research. Banting and Best’s discovery of insulin in Toronto, in 1922, was groundbreaking. Since then, Canadian researchers have made huge strides and key advances in understanding the physiology, biochemistry and genetics of diabetes. Although the research we fund is diverse in its scope, covering a broad range of specialties/topics, the key aspects of every study remain the same: to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes and to find a cure.
Read the 2015 Research Report.