A Commitment to Excellence
The UF Diabetes Institute unites expertise in all facets of diabetes to provide a comprehensive program that works to improve the lives of people living with the disease. With humble beginnings in the late 1960s, UF Health pediatric and adult diabetes clinics demonstrate a continued commitment to care for individuals with the disease, emphasizing prevention and evidence-based diabetes management strategies. The UF Health Diabetes Self-Management Education program empowers patients to take control of their diabetes and long-term diabetes-related complications; enabling them to lead productive, healthy lives.
The UF Diabetes Institute is a leader in basic and translational research aimed at preventing, diagnosing and treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The Institute is home to multiple studies and trials supported by the NIH, JDRF and other funding agencies. Since its inception, nearly 3,500 patients have participated in one or more of the clinical trials and studies underway.
The mission of the UF Diabetes Institute is to improve the lives of people with diabetes through innovative research, patient care, education, and advocacy. Our interdisciplinary team includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, licensed clinical social workers, and medical assistants. Each day, we are working to:
- Conduct cutting-edge research in the pathogenesis, prevention and cure of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes;
- Assure access to comprehensive clinical services in a caring environment to meet the needs of type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients and their caregivers;
- Utilize state-of-the-art diabetes management technologies;
- Utilize a variety of novel research programs in adults with type 2 diabetes and related complications;
- Provide education to health professionals and patients about diabetes wellness and prevention;
- Support public policy and advocacy initiatives to ensure that people with diabetes live to their full potential and reduce healthcare costs.