November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s our chance to show our community what it truly means to live with diabetes.

For those who live with diabetes, it impacts every aspect of their life, from what they’ll eat, to their daily activities, and how they sleep.

All month long, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute will be highlighting our youth who are impacted by diabetes. Join us as we start the conversation and ask our youth: As a person living with diabetes, what do you wish others knew about you?

our mission

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is a global leader dedicated to improving the lives of people impacted by diabetes through research, education, and care.


76 Years of Medical Progress

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute in Santa Barbara, California, is a world leader in research and innovation, education and care for adults and children living with all forms of diabetes. The institute’s founder, Dr. William David Sansum, was the first American physician to both produce and administer insulin to a patient, in Santa Barbara in 1922. SDRI has been on the cutting edge of diabetes research, clinical care and education since being established in 1944. SDRI advances new technologies and produces groundbreaking diabetes treatments, such as the development of an artificial pancreas that enables the automated delivery of insulin to patients.


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