The Canadian Diabetes Association understands the funding of diabetes research is a crucial step in providing medical advances. Although CDA-funded 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. All CDA-funded research is administered through the Charles H. Best Research Fund.

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Complications Research

We're finding new ways to prevent and treat diabetes complications.

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Genetics Research

Genetics research helps us gather information to diagnose, treat, prevent and eventually cure diabetes.

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Obesity Research

Many of our researchers are studying obesity and how it relates to diabetes.

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Pathophysiology Research

By looking at cells and molecules, pathophysiology research helps figure out how and why diabetes develops.

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Prevention & Management Research

Research that focuses on the prevention and management of diabetes can help prevent and reduce risks.

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New Treatments Research

Our researchers are searching high-and-low for new and more effective treatment options.

Charles H. Best

Charles H. Best Research Fund

We are proud to be a leading supporter of diabetes research in Canada since 1975.

Research Partnerships

Research Partnerships

The Canadian Diabetes Association funds research partnerships that help us leverage our research funds (getting a bigger “bang” for our research “buck”).

Research Funding FAQ

Research Funding FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Canadian Diabetes Association's research funding program.