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Research Overview

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The KU Diabetes Institute is focused on all forms of diabetes research, including diabetes prevention, prediabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes; and is active in outreach and education of diabetes and its complications. The Institute maintains excellence in basic and clinical studies of autoimmunity, diabetes complications, obesity, exercise, nutrition, and parental care of children and families with diabetes. KU scientists and clinicians work to discover the intricacies of islet biology, provide new interventions to halt the progression of the disease and its complications, and inspire healthy behaviors.

Diabetes Institute research attempts to integrate fully both the needs and resources of the region through interdisciplinary endeavors serving the ultimate goal of improving the lives of those who struggle with the disease.

Are you interested in participating in research?

For a listing of Diabetes Institute research, including those that are actively recruiting participants, please contact Program Manager, Michelle Vitztum. You may also visit our Facebook page for research updates and recruitment.

Are you a clinician or diabetes researcher?

The Diabetes Institute supports the fundamental role of basic research, data collection, and outcomes research in order to improve the lives of people with diabetes. For more information on how to get involved with the institute, please contact Program Manager, Michelle Vitztum.

Learn more about resources the Institute offers.

KU Diabetes Institute

University of Kansas Medical Center
KU Diabetes Institute
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
3042 Wescoe Pavilion, Mail Stop 1064
Kansas City, KS 66160