It is truly an honor to lead the Diabetes Center, not only because of the strength of our diabetes research, clinical care and education programs, but because I have the pleasure of working with some of the world’s most accomplished and dedicated diabetes research and medical professionals, collectively focused on improving the lives of those impacted by diabetes.
This past year, the Diabetes Center continued to make significant progress through our pursuits in basic and clinical research to: understand the autoimmune attack of the insulin-producing beta cells and identify new ways to re-educate the immune system; generate functional beta cells for possible replacement in the body; and investigate the causes of type 2 diabetes and how inflammation and central regulation of food intake affect the development of the disease.
In this season where friends and family are so important, it is only fitting that we acknowledge the tremendous support of our extended family – patients, volunteers, and all of our supporters throughout the world. It is through the unwavering generosity of so many of you that 2010 has been a year to remember at the Diabetes Center.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Diabetes Center at UCSF, we wish you the healthiest and happiest holiday season.