At Mayo Clinic, more than 50 endocrinologists evaluate and treat people with endocrine and metabolic disorders. Nearly all of these physicians are also engaged in research, working alongside Mayo scientists to study diseases of the endocrine system and improve patient care.
Diabetes, an increasingly prevalent disease, is one condition commonly seen by Mayo endocrinologists — and one being actively investigated in Mayo research laboratories. As an innovative solution for type 1 diabetes, Mayo scientists are developing an artificial pancreas that can monitor blood sugar and deliver insulin based on a person's unique needs.
Mayo Clinic is also launching its first patient-centered artificial pancreas program, partly funded by a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Other Mayo researchers are studying ways to make islet cell transplantation a more effective and widespread diabetes treatment, including exploring how regenerative medicine strategies can be used to develop insulin-producing cells for transplantation.
Beyond diabetes, Mayo endocrinologists also have significant treatment and research expertise related to bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, and thyroid disorders. Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minn., is consistently ranked No. 1 in the country for diabetes and endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
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