Diabetes is a major public health challenge due to its frequency, the seriousness of its complications and the high costs that it incurs.

Also, alongside public agencies which organize the research, as INSERM or CNRS, patient associations and physician and scientific associations, (the Francophone Society of Diabetes – SFD) want to assist in diabetes research and provide an important part of medical research.

Thus, the SFD established a Foundation: The Francophone Foundation for Diabetes Research – FFRD, which has the unique goal of « promoting and supporting research on diabetes and metabolic diseases ».

Since 2013, the FFRD into figures: 184 received projects, 62 internationally recognized experts solicited, 35 candidates interviewed, 13 teams of Francophone researchers awarded and €3,500,000 distributed for 13 clinical, basic and translational research grants.