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Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

Affiliate - Department of Pediatrics

The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC) is one of the largest diabetes programs specializing in type 1 diabetes research and care (both for children and adults) in the world. The BDC is managed as a distinct administrative unit of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Our independent budget, fund raising, and endowments provide unique facilities and resources for clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic biomedical scientists working to help patients with type 1 diabetes. The Center provides state-of-the-art clinical diabetes care to 80 percent of children with diabetes in Colorado, 2,000 adults within the Rocky Mountain Region, and also receives national and international referrals.

Visit the Barbara Davis Center's website for further information.


  • Congratulations to Lori Sussel, PhD, on receiving the Donald F. Steiner Award​ for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research.

  • Medscape:​ "Old Blood Pressure Drug: Hope for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention?" - “This is the first personalized treatment for type 1 diabetes prevention,” said senior author Aaron Michels, MD.

  • “This is the first personalized treatment for Type 1 diabetes prevention,” Dr. Aaron Michels is quoted as saying in the Drug Discovery & Development​ publication.