Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Less than three weeks after this issue of the MJ hits newsstands, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute will mark an incredible […more…]

Diabetes Research Takes on a Greater Urgency

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) was established 77 years ago by Dr. William Sansum, the first U.S. physician to manufacture […more…]

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

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(805) 682-7638
Executive Director: Ellen Goodstein


Dedicated to improving the lives of people impacted by diabetes through research, education, and care.

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When our son was first diagnosed with type one diabetes (T1D) at age three, Elisabeth and I took great comfort in learning that a world-class research and treatment facility existed right in Santa Barbara,” says Flint Ogle. “SDRI, under the passionate guidance of its researchers, staff, and leadership, remains at the forefront of technological advancements and groundbreaking research to improve the lives of those living with T1D. It’s really an honor to help support their work.
Flint and Elisabeth Ogle

Help Improve the Lives of People Impacted by Diabetes

For 77 years, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute’s research has produced clinical advances that have saved countless lives and relieved the pain, both physical and emotional, of an incalculable number of people with diabetes and their families. While we are accomplishing much, there remains more to be done. We need your help. With your philanthropic investment, we can find answers to the many problems facing those with diabetes and ensure the sustainability of our Institution. Please join us. Together we will make a difference.

Key Supporters

The Audacious Foundation
Jerry Bidwell
Kim and Andy Busch
Timothy and Louise Casey
Tom and Nancy Crawford
Joan Doell Arnold
Virgil Elings
Hutton Parker Foundation
Norman Kurland and Deborah David
Michael Paskin
Mosher Foundation
Flint and Elisabeth Ogle
Joy Redman
Robert and Ruth Reingold
Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
Matthew and Natalie Rowe
Santa Barbara Foundation
Sandra Tillisch Svoboda
William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation
Etty Yenni