Diabetes: NICHD Research Information

The NICHD has a large and active research portfolio on diabetes, its associated conditions, and its treatments. The NICHD supports and conducts research on many aspects of diabetes and gestational diabetes, as well as on the mechanisms of insulin, obesity’s role in diabetes and chronic disease, diabetes management in children, and other topics.

The Institute also works closely with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the Institute that leads NIH research on diabetes, and with other agencies and organizations to further researchers’ understanding of the mechanisms and possible controls for diabetes, as well as its long-term effects on health.