Skip Navigation


The mission of University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center (MCDC) is to pioneer the way diabetes research is conducted and applied by generating new knowledge, forging new relationships, and enabling new collaborations — both internally, among U-M researchers and clinicians, and externally, with diabetes experts from around the world. We offer state-of-the-art patient care and educational programs, while advancing research by translating scientific discoveries into new treatment options.

Diabetes has become an epidemic today. With more than 25.8 million children and adults in the United States — 8.3% of the population — who have type 1, type 2, gestational, or pre-diabetes, we are committed to preventing, treating, and finding cures for all forms of diabetes. With a goal to advance scientific discovery, the MCDC facilitates the research that will promote new treatments, education, prevention, and cures for all forms of diabetes.

Below you can view Dr. Peter Arvan, director of the MCDC, as he speaks about our mission after our new research facility, the Brehm Center for Diabetes Research, opened in April 2010: