Gregg Simonson, PhD

Gregg Simonson, PhD

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My Areas of Practice

I oversee International Diabetes Center’s diabetes training programs for health professionals and industry representatives. I’m also involved in other local, national and international training and consulting projects. Many of these are with healthcare systems that want to improve diabetes care and education for their patients.

General Information

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Education & Certifications

Fellow: Pediatrics

University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI




PhD: Molecular Cell Biology and Biochemistry

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN




BA: Biology and BA: Chemistry

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN


Research & Publications

Rith-Najarian, S, Branchaud,C Beaulieu, O, Gohdes, D, Simonson, G, and Mazze, R. Reducing lower extremity amputations due to diabetes: application of the Staged Diabetes Management approach in a primary care setting; Journal of Family Practice, 1998, 47 (2): 127-132.


Mazze R, Simonson G. Staged Diabetes Management a systematic evidence-based approach to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its co-morbidities.  Practical Diabetes International, 2001, Vol. 18 No. 7 Supplement.


Mazze R.S., Simonson, G.D., Robinson, R.L., Kendall D.M., Idrogo, M.A., Adlis, S.A., Boyce, K.S., Dunne, C.J., Anderson, R.L., and Bergenstal, R.M. (2003) Characterizing Blood Pressure Control in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes: the relationship between office and self-monitored blood pressure. Mazze R.S., Simonson, G.D., Robinson, R.L., Kendall D.M., Idrogo, M.A., Adlis, S.A., Boyce, K.S., Dunne, C.J., Anderson, R.L., and Bergenstal, R.M. Diabet Med. 2003; 20(9):752-7.


Mazze R.S., Robinson, R.L, Simonson, G.D., Idrogo, M.A., Simpson B, Kendall D.M., and Bergenstal, R.M. (2004) Undetected, Uncontrolled Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes: Self-monitored Blood Pressure Profiles. Blood Pressure. 13:335-342.


Simonson GD, Kendall DM. Diagnosis of insulin resistance and associated syndromes: the spectrum from the metabolic syndrome to type 2 diabetes mellitus. Coron Artery Dis. 2005; 16:465-472.


Simonson GD, Kendall DM. Different actions of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors: molecular mechanisms and clinical importance. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes 2006; 13;162-170.


Simonson GD, Tompos P, Pearson J. Improving the quality of health care: focus on diabetes. In: Kendall D, Bergenstal R, eds. Education Review Manual in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, 3rd ed. New York, NY: Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing, Ltd.; 2009:339-379.


Mazze R.S., Strock, E., Simonson, G.D., and Bergenstal, R.: 5th Edition Staged Diabetes Management Prevention Detection and Treatment of Diabetes in Adults Quick Guide. International Diabetes Center Publishing, Minneapolis, MN, 2009.


Simonson GD, Cuddihy RM, Reader D, Bergenstal RM. International Diabetes Center treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Glucose Algorithm. Diabetes Management 2011;1:175–189

Professional Associations & Awards

• American Diabetes Association

• Minnesota Department of Health Diabetes Steering Committee

• Minnesota Diabetes Collective Impact Work Group and Oversight Committee