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 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. These numbers only continue to grow. At the University of Florida Diabetes Center of Excellence, finding a cure for this disease is our top priority.
The UF Diabetes Center of Excellence is internationally recognized as a leader in efforts to predict, prevent, and cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The 2012-13 U.S. News Best Children’s Hospital Rankings placed the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence – Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology division in the Top 15 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. Other University of Florida Firsts.
Since its inception, approximately 2,500 people have participated in one or more of the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence’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 efforts. More than ever before, we need your help. 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.
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