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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A Dream. A Goal. A Promise. Defeat Type 1 Diabetes

The Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC) at UC San Diego brings together innovative research scientists and clinicians focused on uncovering new knowledge about type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications and translating those discoveries into improved therapies and possible cures.  ​

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Our Mission

We want to improve the quality of life for those with diabetes through groundbreaking research in the prevention, treatment and cure of type 1 diabetes; and by providing optimal​, compassionate clinical care and education.​​​

News Flash

Ulupi Jhala_sm for website.jpgJDRF has selected PDRC researcher, Dr. Ulupi Jhala, to receive an innovative grant to investigate early blood borne biomarkers associated with autoimmune destruction of beta cells in type 1 diabetes (T1D).  READ MORE​

Sander_2014.jpegProfessor Maike Sander, MD has been awarded a two-year grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to validate a new pharmacological target for stimulating beta cell regeneration.  READ MORE​​


Director's Message

“At the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, our focus is on collaboration and translational medicine for a greater cause. It's not about who discovers the cure for diabetes first. It's about finding the cure - fast." 

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Maike Sander, MD     ​​​


Pediatric Diabetes Research Center