U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

About National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts, supports, and coordinates research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines.

The Institute, approximately the fifth largest at the National Institutes of Health, is organized broadly into Intramural and Extramural divisions and offices. The Intramural division houses the scientists and labs that work within the NIDDK to conduct research. The Extramural divisions and offices fund and coordinate research and research training activities at universities, colleges, non-profit organizations, and businesses.

Meet the Director

Read a message from NIDDK's director and view his biographical information.

Mission and Vision​

Learn more about the mission of the Institute and view Dr. Rodgers' Vision Statement.

NIDDK Recent Advances and Emerging Opportunities 2017​

Download an annual report highlighting NIDDK progress and prospects in biomedical research.

Research Areas

See an overview of NIDDK activities in each major research area, including programs, advances, research coordination activities, and health information.

Budget and Legislative Information

Review the Institute’s budget for fiscal year 2017 and our current appropriation.​​​​​

NIH Almanac: Important Events in NIDDK History

See an overview of NIDDK programs, initiatives, leadership, and accomplishments since 1963.