Our Institute is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, integrating superb care for patients with diabetes, obesity and their complications with a comprehensive program for translating basic research discoveries into improved strategies for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of these disorders. Housed in the new, state-of-the-art UW Medicine South Lake Union 3.2 facility, the UWMDI brings together basic research, clinical care and translational research under one roof, creating a synergistic environment for advancing new breakthroughs from bench to bedside.
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The UW Diabetes Institute Clinic, part of UW Medicine, consists of caring, motivated, and highly trained physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, and pharmacists, working together to provide comprehensive diabetes care, education, nutrition advice, and support in a friendly atmosphere.Learn More
The AYA Diabetes Transition Clinic is designed to provide multidisciplinary care for patients with diabetes mellitus who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care. The clinic is comprised of both adult and pediatric endocrinologists, a psychologist, a social worker, a dietitian, and a nurse educator with the goal of promoting health while addressing specific physical and psychosocial aspects that affect the care of adolescents and young adults.Learn More
The UWMDI Clinical Research Unit is located adjacent to the UW Diabetes Institute Clinic, which is the primary UW facility for outpatient diabetes care, affording an exceptional environment for interactions between scientists and clinical providers.Learn More
The Institute draws upon the expertise of a wide range of investigators with complementary interests in diabetes, obesity, inflammation, lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis. Members of the Institute's faculty conduct both basic research to clarify the mechanisms causing diabetes and obesity and their consequences, and translational research to transform their research findings into clinical solutions.Learn More