Global Diabetes Alliance - Research Strategy "Understanding the Diabetes Pandemic"



    Global Diabetes Alliance


GDA is a virtual global research community that aims to create momentum for a global research strategy in response to the diabetic pandemic that threatens the well-being of millions of people world-wide.




The Global Diabetes Alliance is strategically positioned to forge a powerful and unprecedented global research collaboration in response to the rapid increase in the incidence and prevalence of diabetes. GDA is a flexible and resilient not-for-profit organization whose leadership and membership is virtual and dynamic. The GDA leadership will use its depth of expertise in research, clinical practice, teaching, and mentoring to support and implement research projects around the world using standardized research protocols in order to create momentum for a global research strategy. GDA’s work will directly inform policy and evidence-based practice, and be a catalyst for other priority multidisciplinary collaborative research initiatives nationally and internationally.

Global Diabetes Declaration


We are a group of research scientists from six continents and 20 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the United States that comprise more than two-thirds of the world’s population.


Our work is focused on understanding, treating, and preventing diabetes. We have assembled in Seattle to form an international diabetes alliance that will develop powerful and unprecedented research projects – with direct links from research into improved practice – and to seek the funding support required for their implementation.


Our objective is to forge the strongest possible response to the growing ‘tsunami’ of diabetes that is taking the lives of millions each year and threatens the well-being of hundreds of millions more in terms of death, disability, economic costs of increased healthcare and reduced productivity, creating the risks of increased social and economic instability.


(GDA Declaration was established in October 23, 2007 Seattle, Washington - USA)