World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2017 marks the 10 YEARS of the Alberta Diabetes Institute opening its doors in the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation at the University of Alberta.

Working together under one roof

Building off the initial success in type 1 diabetes research and development, the Alberta Diabetes Institute was established virtually in 2002. The Institute officially opened its doors in 2007 at the grand opening of the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation. 

The Alberta Diabetes Institute is able to consolidate the University of Alberta’s outstanding collection of type 1 and type 2 diabetes researchers and their trainees under one roof, supporting collaboration between researchers. 

Bringing the best together

The Alberta Diabetes Institute brings together some of the world’s leading diabetes researchers from disciplines that range from cell biology to nutrition/metabolism to indigenous peoples health and epidemiology, providing an environment where their research is integrated into practical applications.

Portraits of Diabetes

The Alberta Diabetes Institute will celebrate this 10 YEAR milestone with Portraits of Diabetes — a portraits series comprised of photographed portraits and short stories of Albertans living with diabetes, highlighting the importance of continued support of diabetes research.