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The William Sansum Diabetes Center was founded in 1944 by Dr. William Sansum, the first physician in the United States to administer insulin to a person with diabetes. Our mission is the prevention, treatment, and cure of diabetes.
www.diabetestravel.org was created in August 2015 as a free online resource for the diabetes community. Before setting off, we will walk you through the travel process with diabetes considerations in mind—what to pack, letters for travel, airport security, beach day advice and more!
Dr. David Kerr MD is the Director of Research and Innovation at the William Sansum Diabetes Center in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Kerr has decades of experience in the field of diabetes treatment and care, previously working as a Consultant Physician at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre in the UK. www.diabetestravel.org is the second online resource he has created, www.excarbs.com is a sister site which focuses on exercise and insulin.
Jenny Martinez is a Project Coordinator with the William Sansum Diabetes Center. She is a graduate of Westmont College and specializes for the Center on programs related to community behavioural change as well as diabetes and international travel.
The development of this website was supported by the Mosher Foundation.
We are committed to supporting travellers with diabetes around the globe.
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