Schulze Diabetes Institute


Researchers in the University of Minnesota’s Schulze Diabetes Institute are driven to reverse Type 1 Diabetes. 

Through pioneering islet transplantation treatments and ongoing research efforts, our goal is to enable people to live diabetes-free lives.

Islets offer new life

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The SDI is one of only nine places in the world where patients can get life-changing transplants that treat Type 1 Diabetes. Our expertise is second-to-none in this area. In fact, we’ve done more islet transplants than anywhere else. Is this treatment right for you? 

What's your condition?


Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Either the body does not produce enough insulin, or cells do not respond to the insulin produced.


Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. This occurs when enzymes are activated within the organ and they start to digest the pancreas itself. 

Contact us

Mailing address:

Schulze Diabetes Institute
MMC 195
420 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

We want to hear from you!

If you have type 1 diabetes and think you may be eligible to participate in an islet transplant clinical trial, please contact:

Jayne Pederson
Schulze Diabetes Institute 
Phone: 612-624-8402