our research brings hope.

Dr. Sansum’s crusade against diabetes led him to form SDRI in 1944 and established Santa Barbara as a center for advances in diabetes research. Today, SDRI continues to carry on Dr. Sansum’s legacy in diabetes glucose control and beyond, improving the health and lives of those impacted by diabetes.

Clinical research for all types of diabetes is at the forefront of SDRI’s mission.

Dr. Lois Jovanovic served SDRI for 26 years, and was the former CEO and Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Jovanovic pioneered research and treatment guidelines that radically changed the global protocol for women with diabetes in pregnancy, resulting in uncomplicated pregnancies and healthy babies.

Dr. Jovanovic’s leadership and focus at SDRI led our investigators to enormous breakthroughs in the treatment of diabetes, including the development of the artificial pancreas technology.

As we look to the future of diabetes research, SDRI is proud to carry on Dr. Sansum’s and Dr. Jovanovic’s extraordinary legacies.

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Join a thriving community who stopped listening to what type 1 diabetes is supposed to be and started living the life they want with the t:slim X2 insulin pump from Tandem Diabetes Care.

Users of the t:slim X2 pump have been sharing how Control-IQ technology studied at Sansum Diabetes Research Institute has proviced them with better sleep, increased ease of use, and greater control over their diabetes management. Scroll down to hear more stories, or submit your information in the form to see for yourself how easy control can be!

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