Max McGee, the famous Green Bay Packer, was most remembered for scoring the first touchdown in Super Bowl History during Super Bowl I. He played in two Pro Bowls and on five World Championship teams.

He was also known for his color commentary on the Green Bay Packers Radio Network. However Max would prefer to be known for his contribution to finding a cure for juvenile diabetes and providing a better quality of life. He started The Maxi Fund after his youngest son, Dallas, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of two.

Max McGee and his wife Denise intimately knew the challenges of living with diabetes. Their hope was to secure support for the creation of a new state-of-the-art diabetes research center.

Read a welcome from our director and more about who we are.

Support the Center

Help the Max McGee National Center for Juvenile Diabetes advance medical research. Funding is needed in many areas to support a broad range of projects and activities vital to the advancement of medical knowledge. Please consider making a donation today. 


Partnered Outreach

There are two ongoing research studies related to type 1 diabetes in which individuals or families may participate. Click on the links below to learn more about these studies.

Volunteer Families Needed TrialNet T1D

Learn more about our research studies.


In 2014, McGee Center investigators published two articles in DIABETES, both of which received invited commentaries.

New Research could be Key to Finding Diabetes Cure
December 29, 2014

Video courtesy of tmj4.com 2015

Dr. Patricia Donohoue and Dr. Martin Hessner Honored at JDRF Gala
March 8, 2014 - Milwaukee, WI

Diagnosing Diabetes Earlier

Identifying early inflammatory markers of type-1 diabetes is the goal of Martin Hessner, PhD., professor at The Medical College of Wisconsin and Director of the Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes. 

Contact Us

The Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes

8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI  53226

Ph. (414) 955-7351

Fax (414) 955-6663

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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