Scientific research in diabetes has progressed greatly over the last decades, by using brand new and advanced technologies partially known to the general public. Fondazione Toscana Life Science proposed to open the diabetes research laboratory in order to introduce the scientific tools used to understand the molecular basis of diabetes pathogenesis. Moreover, 100 children and adults took part in interactive presentations and played the game of reconstructing the architecture of pancreatic islets while learning the basis of diabetes pathogenesis. @FondazioneTLS and Fondazione Umberto di Mario/UOC Diabetologia