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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Metabolomics Study of the Effects of Inflammation, Hypoxia, and High Glucose on Isolated Human Pancreatic Islets (Journal of Proteome Research)

Jun 8th, 2017

The transplantation of human pancreatic islets is a therapeutic possibility for a subset of type 1 diabetic patients who experience severe hypoglycemia. Pre- and post-transplantation loss in islet viability and […]

Liver Safety of Statins in Prediabetes or T2DM and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Post-hoc Analysis of a Randomized Trial (Journal of Clinical and Endocrinology Metabolism)

Jun 8th, 2017

The purpose of this study was to perform a prospective assessment of the long-term safety of statins in patients with prediabetes/T2DM and NASH. The authors concluded that statin therapy is […]

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 […]