John Bantle, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

John Bantle

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 101
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Sommer Wappel

Administrative Phone
612-624-5150

Administrative Email
srduffy@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-626-3133

Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism


Endocrinologist


Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Dr. John Bantle is a Professor of Medicine and the former Director of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota, focusing on the treatment of diabetes mellitus. He is/was Principal Investigator in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) at the University of Minnesota, the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) at the University of Minnesota, and the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation in Type 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bantle has a long-standing interest in diabetes and nutrition and has evaluated the effects of dietary carbohydrates on glycemia and lipemia in diabetic subjects. In 2002 and 2006, he co-chaired the American Diabetes Association panel that developed nutrition recommendations for people with diabetes. More recently, his focus has shifted to methods to accomplish weight loss as primary treatment for overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have assessed low calorie diets, meal replacements and pharmacologic treatment for weight loss in study patients with type 2 diabetes. Dr. Bantle is Co-principal Investigator of the Study of Health Outcomes of Weight Loss (Look AHEAD) at the University of Minnesota. This study will assess long-term effects of weight loss on cardiovascular events and diabetes complications in overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes. He is also Co-investigator in the Diabetes Surgery Study which will explore the role of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. He is also Co-investigator in the Diabetes Surgery Study which will explore the role of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Awards & Recognition

  • Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award (2002, 2004, 2011)
  • Mpls. St Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (1992, 1994, 1996, 1999-2000, 2004, 2006-2015)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors" (1996-2015)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Metabolic effects of dietary carbohydrates; Treatments for diabetes mellitus.