The Canadian Diabetes Association is proud to be a leading supporter of diabetes research in Canada. Since 1975 and the establishment of the Charles H. Best Research Fund—named for insulin co-discoverer and Association co-founder Charles Best—the Association has awarded more than $110 million in research grants to scientists who have dedicated themselves to the fight against diabetes.
Since Banting and Best’s discovery of insulin in Toronto in 1922, the scope of diabetes research in Canada has been vast and the numerous studies both varied and unique. There have been huge strides and key advances in mapping and understanding the physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of diabetes.
The Canadian Diabetes Association understands funding of diabetes research is a crucial step in providing these advances. This is why we choose, each year, to fund Canada’s most renowned scientists and clinicians in their quest for new and innovative developments in the prevention, treatment, and management of diabetes. And although the research is diverse in its scope, covering a broad range of specialties, the key aspects of every study and researcher remain the same – to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes and to find a cure.