RESEARCH

At the University of Florida, we’re asking questions to advance knowledge and understanding of diabetes through the collaboration of patient care providers, researchers and education leaders from multiple disciples under one roof. Our people are conducting basic research to clarify the mechanisms causing diabetes and related complications, and translational research to transform their research findings into clinical solutions. The shared technologies made available through resources provided by the University of Florida and private philanthropy allow our investigators to continue conducting state-of-the-art clinical research trials, moving us closer to a cure for diabetes.

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Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017): Diabetes Educator and Advocate (Diabetes Care)

May 25th, 2017

Dr. Atkinson and Dr. Nierras wrote a beautiful piece on how Mary Tyler Moore’s courage and strength in the face of her diabetes diagnosis has inspired and lent courage to […]

Comparitive Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Diabetes in humans, NOD Mice, and Canines: Has a Valuable Animal Model of Type 1 Diabetes Been Overlooked? (Diabetes)

May 25th, 2017

Despite decades of research in humans and mouse models of disease, substantial gaps remain in our understanding of pathogenic mechanisms underlying the development of type 1 diabetes. Furthermore, translation of therapies […]

Analgesic Antipyretic Use Among Young Children in the TEDDY Study: No Association With Islet Autoimmunity (BMC Pediatric)

May 25th, 2017

The aim of this study was to analyze patterns of analgesic antipyretic use across the clinical centers of The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) prospective cohort study and test […]

Concentration-dependent Response to Pioglitazone in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (Alimentary Pharmacology Therapeutics)

May 24th, 2017

The authors aimed to evaluate the relationship between concentrations of pioglitazone and its active metabolites and treatment outcomes in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) .This study demonstrates the importance of […]

Diabetes and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (

May 24th, 2017

The authors analyzed longitudinal data from the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study to test their hypothesis that older adults with diabetes have greater test-specific and domain-specific cognitive declines compared to […]