Clinical Research

The Alberta Diabetes Institute is one of the world’s most comprehensive and integrated research facilities dedicated to translating discovery research into practical health solutions for diabetes patients.

Clinical research at the Institute allows for biomedical, nutrition/metabolism and physical activity intervention and the study of multiple influences and risk factors pertinent to preventing and managing diabetes.

Facilities for Clinical Research

Facilities for clinical research include the Clinical Research UnitHuman Nutrition Unit and Physical Activity Diabetes Lab. These facilities and staff are available for use for your studies. Please contact them directly for more information. 

Types of Studies and Expertise

Phase II—IV

  • Comprehensive study coordination services provides


  • One of 2 whole body calorimetry units in Canada


  • Licensed nutritionists
  • Dietary studies

Integrated Research

  • Biomedical, nutritional and physical activity interactions
  • Mechanistic Studies
  • PK/PD
  • Bioavailability
  • Bioequivalence
  • Electrocardiography

Therapeutic Areas of Excellence

  • Pediatrics
  • Immunology 
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology
  • Surgery/transplants
  • Nutrition
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Metabolism
  • Obesity