About Us

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The University of Florida Diabetes Institute serves as the umbrella organization under which diabetes education, research, prevention and treatment are coordinated at UF and the academic Health Science Center. More than 100 UF faculty members with the Institute are working to prevent, diagnose, and treat diabetes in the areas of genetics, endocrinology, epidemiology, patient and physician education, health outcomes and policy, behavioral science, rural medicine and more. The Institute is committed to advancing patient care and ultimately finding a cure through innovative treatment, education and pioneering research.

As the primary coordinating center for the JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes, or nPOD, the UF Diabetes Institute leads a global network of more than 150 researchers where pancreas tissue is available for the first time to address how diabetes forms. And UF is part of an international effort to solve that mystery, tracking about 8,000 newborns with increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes in four countries to determine what triggers it in some children but not others. These are just a few of the many contributions UF has made as an international research leader in the treatment and management of the disease.

UF faculty have been awarded competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health/NIDDK, JDRF, the American Diabetes Association, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and other private and public funding agencies. Current total annual research funding exceeds $15 million. Cumulative scholarship produced by University of Florida faculty well exceeds 1100 papers, chapters and books.

We invite you explore our site and learn more about the breadth and depth of our patient care and clinical research programs.

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