Our mission is to provide state-of the-art care to children and adults with type 1 diabetes and to teach our patients how to prevent or delay complications. Our research is devoted to finding prevention, cure, and most effective treatment of diabetes and associated disorders.
Marian Rewers, MD, PhD
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC) specializes in type 1 diabetes research and care for children and adults. It is one of the largest diabetes institutes in the world. The Center is managed as a distinct administrative unit of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and has its dedicated building on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
In 1978, Marvin Davis generously provided funds for the construction of the Center building at the Ninth Avenue campus in Denver. The Center opened in 1980 and has undergone expansions in 1983, 1986, and 1994. In 2005, BDC relocated to our new building on the Anschutz Medical Campus (map).
Clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic biomedical scientists work at the BDC to find the most effective treatment, prevention, and cure for type 1 diabetes. The Center provides state-of-the-art diabetes care to 3600 children and 2400 adults with diabetes from the Rocky Mountain Region as well as receiving national and international referrals. We also provide inpatient care to patients with all types of diabetes seen at the Children’s Hospital Colorado.
The Center faculty teaches medical, physician assistant, nursing, and dental students. Residents and endocrinology fellows train at the Center on elective rotations. Basic science faculty members provide mentorship to pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows from around the world.