Diabetes and Endocrinology Research at Scripps Health
Physicians at Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute and other facilities, conduct clinical research to find better ways to manage and treat diabetes and other endocrine disorders. We are driven by the knowledge that insulin is a treatment and not a cure and that more treatment options will save lives and improve quality of life.
Scripps researchers have participated in a number of research milestones, including replicating insulin-producing beta cells outside the body. We continue to collaborate with The Scripps Research Institute, and other basic science institutions, to learn more about beta cell dysfunction and explore a variety of possible treatments.
Scripps researchers have:
- Helped test insulin pumps and other devices;
- Investigated inpatient glucose management programs;
- Studied the benefits of weight loss for type 2 diabetics; and
- Explored bariatric surgery as a diabetes treatment
Because diabetes affects the entire body, studies of the heart, kidneys, eyes, circulatory system and other functions have a direct impact on diabetes care.
For more information about current diabetes research at Scripps, visit the active studies page.