The disease is difficult and expensive to manage, and its growth threatens to overwhelm the state's health care system.
U of M and Mayo researchers call their diabetes collaboration the Decade of Discovery.
The discovery of insulin in 1921 was one of the biggest advances in medicine. Treating diabetes is essentially the same as it was then.
We asked sources in our Public Insight Network to tell us what it's like living with diabetes.
Minnesota companies are angling to make the state a national leader in the treatment of diabetes.
The number of Minnesotans with diabetes is growing so fast that state health officials describe the disease as a juggernaut threatening to overwhelm the state's health care system. But there is some hope. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota have set out to conquer diabetes within 10 years.
These Minnesotans are working to find better ways to manage diabetes, and to cure it.
Reporters: Lorna Benson, Elizabeth Dunbar
Broadcast editor: Mike Edgerly
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Public Insight producer: Molly Bloom