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10 YEARS

World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2017 marks the 10 YEARS of the Alberta Diabetes Institute opening its doors at the University of Alberta.

Working together under one roof

Building off the initial success in type 1 diabetes research and development at the University of Alberta, the Alberta Diabetes Institute 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 Wordmark

Portraits of Diabetes is a celebration of this 10 YEAR milestone. A portraits series of photographs and stories offering a glimpse into what it’s like to live with diabetes—the highs and the lows. 

One million people in Alberta have diabetes or prediabetes, with 1 in 10 deaths in Canada attributed to this disease. Diabetes not only accounts for an enormous cost in health care dollars, but also the impact it has on the quality of life for the people suffering from this disease.

There is no cure right now. But progress is being made through diabetes research happening right here at the Alberta Diabetes Institute.