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Read the 2022 UF Diabetes Institute Year in Review

The UF Diabetes Institute is pleased to present the 2022 Year in Review, which serves as a reflection of our countless achievements throughout the past year, as a global leader in diabetes research, patient care, and education.

Heartbreaking News, Sarah Katherine Wellford

It is with great sadness that the University of Florida Diabetes Institute (UFDI) announces the loss of one of our former lab members and close friends, Sarah Katherine Wellford. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in her teens, Sarah chose to pursue a career path…

UFDI medical director recipient of prestigious JDRF George Eisenbarth Award

Desmond Schatz, M.D., Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and Pediatric Medical Director of the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2021 JDRF George Eisenbarth Award for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention. The award will be presented to Dr. Schatz…


In this episode of Wellness Talk, Ashby Walker, Ph.D., director for health equity initiatives at the UF Diabetes Institute, talks about diabetes awareness, prevention, and access equity. Dr. Walker’s research as a medical sociologist focuses on Type 1 Diabetes and the role that social capital plays in determining health outcomes.

The true experts – people living with diabetes!

World Diabetes Day is November 14th and this year’s theme is “Access to Diabetes Care.” Each year, the University of Florida Diabetes Institute (UFDI) celebrates “Bluevember” as a month to raise awareness about diabetes and reaffirm our commitment to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. And this year,…

Kara Goes to School

To celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month, we are sharing a new series of animated shorts about Type 1 Diabetes called Kara Goes to School. In the next 14 days we…