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Chicago Diabetes Project

1074 W. Taylor St. #233 Chicago, 60607

The Chicago Diabetes Project (CDP) is working to make islet cell transplantation a viable treatment option for diabetes.

In the last few decades, a vast amount of scientific knowledge has been gathered dealing with how insulin-producing cells develop, function and survive in the average human body and how they become compromised and destroyed in patients with diabetes. In recent years, interest in diabetes has intensified on account of the nearing epidemic proportions: in 1985 there were 30 million diabetics; today that number has rocketed to more than 170 million. By 2025, diabetes is likely to affect 300 million people worldwide.