We are dedicated to improving the lives of people impacted by diabetes through research, education, and clinical care.

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) in Santa Barbara, California, is a global leader in diabetes research. SDRI has been on the cutting edge of diabetes research, education, and clinical care since our founding in 1944 by Dr. William Sansum, the first U.S. physician to manufacture and administer insulin in the treatment of diabetes.

With an established world class reputation for innovation in the field of type 1 diabetes including the artificial pancreas system and diabetes in pregnancy, SDRI is broadening its area of expertise to address a range of issues in type 2 diabetes in an effort to address this growing epidemic.

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What We Do

Research

Education

clinical care

Diabetes Facts

 

  • 34.2 million people of all ages—or 10.5% of the US population—had diabetes.
  • 34.1 million adults aged 18 years or older—or 13.0% of all US adults—had diabetes
  • More than 88 million US adults—over a third—have prediabetes, and more than 84% of them don’t know they have it.
  • Medical costs and lost work and wages for people with diagnosed diabetes total $327 billion yearly.
  • Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes; type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5-10%.

CDC National Diabetes Statistics

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Spring 2021 Quest

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is excited and honored to welcome Dr. Samuel Klein as our new Chief Scientific Officer.Learn about SDRI's COVID-19 vaccination efforts, groundbreaking research...

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