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The UF Health Diabetes Institute is internationally recognized as a leader in promoting basic, translational, and clinical research on diabetes and related metabolic disorders. Over the past five years, nearly 3,000 people have participated in one or more of the Institute’s clinical trials or studies. The Institute has ongoing funding from the National Institutes of Health/NIDDK, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and other private funding agencies. Current total annual research funding exceeds $5 million. Cumulative scholarship produced by University of Florida faculty well exceeds 1100 papers, chapters and books.

The Diabetes Institute acts as the focal point and umbrella for diabetes research across the University of Florida with the goal of promoting a diverse environment of collaborative research on diabetes, obesity and related disorders. To accomplish this goal, the Institute is centered around five main research cores in Type 1 diabetes, and an interdisciplinary Type 2 diabetes research program that extends across campus. The UF Health Diabetes Institute is a dynamic and constantly evolving network of over 80 University of Florida-based affiliate investigators who are jointly committed to understanding ways to prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications.