Schulze Diabetes Institute

Get involved

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The Schulze Diabetes Institute relies upon the support of many – from large foundations to individuals with a vested interest in finding a cure. The best way to support our work is to get involved!


The University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF) works to advance research, education, care, and outreach at the University of Minnesota through private gifts. Please consider making a donation to UMF’s main diabetes fund, or designate your gift to support one of our specific diabetes projects.


Meet like-minded people and have fun while raising money and awareness for diabetes research.

Golf Classic “fore” Diabetes Research

The funds raised through this tournament, dinner and silent auction event solely benefit the Schulze Diabetes Institute. This event has raised more than $5 million to support our work. Learn more

Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes 

Taking place each year at the Mall of America, the JDRF walk is one of the largest fundraiser walks in the Twin Cities area. The Schulze Diabetes Institute is a major recipient of JDRF grants. Learn more

Give to the Max Day

The University of Minnesota Foundation participates in an annual Minnesota event called Give to the Max Day—a day each November set aside for Minnesotans to support causes close to their hearts. Designate your gift on this day to help further a cure for diabetes. Learn more

Stay informed

The University of Minnesota Foundation publishes Discoveries in Diabetes, a quarterly newsletter featuring the University’s latest work in diabetes research and treatment. Sign up to receive this newsletter and other e-mail news updates from the Foundation.


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Discoveries in Diabetes newsletter

Discoveries in Diabetes is a collection of news and stories about diabetes research at the U of M. It is published twice a year by the Minnesota Medical Foundation.

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Patient stories

More than 90% of islet transplant recipients are insulin independent post-transplant, more than at any other center. Read about how this procedure has changed the lives of our patients.

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  • Last modified on May 17, 2013