Our mission is to combine excellence in clinical research: (i) to define the pathophysiologic abnormalities responsible for type 2 diabetes mellitus and (ii) to develop novel therapies for the treatment of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Ralph A. DeFronzo, M.D. explains the mission and vision of the Division of Diabetes, rated as the #1 center for diabetes research in the U.S. (2014).
Our team conducts clinical research through a network of partnerships with the South Texas Veterans Health Care System and the Texas Diabetes Institute.
The Texas Diabetes Institute is the largest clinical center in the world devoted primarily to the care of people with Type 2 Diabetes.