Press release

New Report Highlights Diabetes Research Advances and Achievements

February 12, 2024 | Arlington, Virginia
2023 Research Report

Today, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its 2023 Research Report, highlighting investments in advancing diabetes research and clinical practice. ADA research grants focused on innovative projects with high impact and helped researchers establish collaborative networks to move their innovations into the hands of people living with diabetes.

“Research at the ADA is the engine that drives clinical advances by catapulting them into practice. 2023 has brought many prominent achievements. We are incredibly proud of our legacy of highlighting science and eager to build on this research to move even closer to a world free of diabetes and all its burdens,” said Charles “Chuck” Henderson, the ADA’s chief executive officer.

The report highlights include:

  • Research grants to:
    • Support behavioral and mental health of people with diabetes
    • Tackle the epidemic of youth-onset type 2 diabetes
    • Improve the lives of women living with diabetes
  • Increased investment in early career researchers by expanding funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellowship awards to ensure these researchers can stay within the field of diabetes.
  • Takeaways from the 2023 Scientific Sessions, where researchers from all over the world shared the latest progress and study results with the global diabetes community.
  • Active research projects seeking to:
    • Identify and address disparities in access and outcomes for Hispanic/Latino communities
    • Implement virtual interventions for those living with type 1 diabetes
    • Improve outcomes for the deaf community through specially designed diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES)

In addition, the report provides an update on the Pathway to Stop Diabetes® (Pathway) program, which pairs talented early-career scientists with mentorship from world-renowned diabetes scientists to drive research innovation free from traditional project constraints. This year, through the Pathway program, ADA dedicated over $4.8 million dollars in new grant funding to support breakthroughs in translation and clinical science, technology, care, and potential cures in the field of diabetes.

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



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 83 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 136 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).