Who We Are - ExCarbs

The Sansum Diabetes Research Institute was founded in 1944 by Dr. William D. Sansum, the first physician in the U.S. to both produce and administer life-saving insulin. Today the Institute is a world leader in research and innovation, education and care for adults and children living with all forms of diabetes. Current areas of focus are: type 2 diabetes in minorities (https://milfamilias.sansum.org), digital health, artificial pancreas development and diabetes in pregnancy.

The team at ExCarbs is a unique collaboration between world leaders in diabetes care and exercise. Excarbs has been made possible by an unrestricted grant from Sanofi.


Professor Kerr is Director of Research and Innovation at the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) in Santa Barbara, California in the United States and recently given the prestigious 2017 Leadership Award from the Diabetes Technology Society. He has also created a free resource for people with diabetes planning travel — https://www.diabetestravel.org.
 You can follow him on twitter: @Godiabetesmd

Helen Partridge

Dr. Partridge trained at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. She completed her speciality training in diabetes and endocrinology in Wessex and then undertook a specialty Fellowship in Advanced Diabetes Technologies at University of Toronto developing an interest in the management of exercise in type 1 diabetes. She is also the clinical lead for www.bertieonline.org.uk – a free online educational tool for people with type 1 diabetes learning to carbohydrate count.

Michael Charles Riddell, PhD

Dr. Riddell is a Full Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in Toronto and the founder of the York University Diabetes Sports Camp. He is also a Senior Scientist at LMC Diabetes and Manna Research in Toronto where he leads clinical studies on glucose management strategies for exercise in type 1 diabetes. Mike is also the Educational Director of Dskate – a unique diabetes hockey camp geared toward helping the whole family of kids living with type 1.  Mike’s research interests focus on the effects of exercise and stress on diabetes and metabolism. His research interest in sport, exercise and metabolism comes from his own personal story of living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 14.