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About Us — A Message from the MCDC Director

Dr. Peter Arvan
Thank you for visiting the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC) website. Currently, one in ten people in the state of Michigan has diabetes. With these astonishing statistics, many people — state and nationwide — visit our website each day in pursuit of information, guidance, and hope.

This site was designed to provide you with an overview of the MCDC structure and a snapshot of things that are happening in the Center at any moment in time. We continually update our articles and profiles to keep you informed of our latest developments.

The U-M Comprehensive Diabetes Center is one of the three comprehensive health centers established within the U-M Health System and is consistently ranked in the top 20 nationally for diabetes care. Yet the MCDC is a relatively new entity, bringing scientists, clinical researchers, physicians, and you together in a partnership to treat and even cure diabetes. Your interest and involvement is critical to our success.

To those who have already supported us, thank you — without your generosity, we could not continue our fight. If you are thinking of making a contribution, please visit the Make a Donation page of our website. The University of Michigan guarantees the security and confidentiality of the information you provide.

We hope you find this website useful and we are grateful to have you on board.

Thank you and be well!

Peter Arvan
Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center
Chief, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
William and Delores Brehm Professor of Diabetes Research