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Be apart of something greater. Help us find a cure for diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), there are approximately 26 million Americans now living with diabetes.  In adults, type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. These numbers only continue to grow. At the UF Health Diabetes Institute, finding a cure for diabetes is our top priority.

The UF Health Diabetes Institute is internationally recognized as a leader in efforts to predict, prevent, and reverse, and type 1 diabetes and seeks to improve lives for people living with type 2 diabetes. The 2013-14 U.S. News Best Children’s Hospital Rankings placed the UF Health Diabetes Institute – Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology division in the Top 20 in the country. In addition, our Pediatric Diabetes Education program was the first pediatric-specific program in the state of Florida to receive the coveted Education Program Recognition certification from the ADA.

Learn about other University of Florida Firsts in diabetes care and research.

Since its inception, approximately 2,700 people have participated in one or more of the UF Health Diabetes Institute’s clinical trials or studies. In addition, the center’s clinical team now oversees more than 1,000 children and youth with diabetes as well as adults throughout the United States, providing comprehensive care and access to current diabetes-related technologies. Investments in diabetes education, patient care, and research are essential to our work. Your gift, regardless of size, can make the critical difference in funding new scientific endeavors. Private funding provides the resources needed to to achieve the breakthroughs so vital to reducing the incidence of diabetes and to one day finding a cure.

Click here for specific opportunities and ways that you can be a part of our search for a cure.

For more information how you can invest in a healthier tomorrow for us all, please contact:

Lee-Ann HumenikDirector of Development & Alumni Affairs
UF College of Medicine, Office of Development & Alumni Affairs
P.O. Box 100243 | Gainesville, FL 32610 | Telephone: (352) 273-5427