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The Mission of the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence

Provide Quality Care 

to people living with diabetes using our collaborative network of diabetes specialists to deliver comprehensive, patient-centered treatment.

Educate and Train 

motivated individuals to provide outstanding diabetes clinical care, and to pursue and disseminate clinically relevant research.

Conduct Cutting-Edge Research

to understand the root causes of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, and apply that knowledge to develop therapies to improve the quality of life for people living with the disease. 

 "We believe all people living with diabetes deserve comprehensive, individualized care.  They are the most important member of their care team, so we work with them, providing effective treatments and education. The discoveries made by our internationally respected scientists are funded by traditional grant mechanisms as well as by forward thinking individuals who are united in bringing us closer to understanding the root causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, preventing the disease for those at risk and, ultimately a cure.  We are proud of our clinical studies which drive our therapies, moving us that much closer to achieving these noble goals."

- David Harlan, MD, co-director of the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence