about the uf diabetes institute

The University of Florida Diabetes Institute was founded in 2015 with a commitment to advance patient care and ultimately find a cure through pioneering research, innovative treatment and education.

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The Diabetes Institute serves as the umbrella organization under which research, treatment and education are coordinated at UF and UF Health, the university academic health center. Researchers and physicians affiliated with the Diabetes Institute are working to prevent, diagnose and treat diabetes in a wide array of areas, including immunology, genetics, endocrinology, metabolism, pediatrics and social sciences. 

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. 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.