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Discoveries in Diabetes


Discoveries in Diabetes is a collection of news and stories about diabetes research at the U of M. It is published twice a year by the
Minnesota Medical Foundation.

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Minnesota Medicine: Minnesota firsts


Researchers at the University of Minnesota, such as David Sutherland, have been leaders in transplant medicine since the 1960s, pioneering and refining techniques for pancreas transplantation, bone marrow transplantation and islet cell transplantation.

In the News

Experiencing pancreatic islet cell transplantation

Kathy White’s long-term battle with type 1 diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar led her to undergo an islet cell transplant a few years ago.  She believes this experimental procedure offers people with type 1 diabetes hope as it works its way through clinical trials towards FDA approval--possibly in the next couple of years.

Islet cell transplantation: A promising surgical therapy for type 1

Brian Flanagan, PhD, program director at the University of Minnesota’s Schulze Diabetes Institute explains how the experimental procedure works and the possibility of it being added as treatment modality for type 1s who struggle with hypo unawareness and quality-of-life issues.

U of M helps child with pancreatitis avoid diabetes

Ethan Warren, age 11, suffers from chronic pancreatitis.  WCCO-TV reports how a procedure pioneered by the U of M is helping Ethan avoid developing diabetes.

On the cusp of a cure

For over a decade, the Schulze Diabetes Institute at the University of Minnesota has been a leader in improving lives turned upside down by the dreaded disease.

Diabetes Stories

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