ECHO Type 1 Diabetes

What is ECHO Type 1 Diabetes?primary care physician and adult patient

ECHO Type 1 Diabetes is an 18-month pilot program, which is allowing researchers at the University of Florida and Stanford University to learn more about how to improve care access for underserved adult and pediatric communities living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

The ECHO Team is working with primary care providers, as well as children and adults with T1D who do not visit endocrinologists to find out what healthcare barriers prevent people from receiving diabetes care.

How does ECHO T1D work?

Primary care providers delivering care to patients with T1D in targeted catchment settings will receive:

  1. Hub-to-provider education through tele-education and virtual trainings
  2. Real-time provider assistance with challenging medical decision making issues and healthcare navigation through the support of diabetes professional
  3. A Diabetes care liaison assigned to their clinic who provides on-site support and helps bridge providers to hubs
  4. Opportunities to enroll their patients in research projects and initiatives at the hubs

How can I get involved?

If you are an adult with Type 1 diabetes and you would like to participate in a focus group, contact Dr. Ashby Walker at or (352) 273-8278.

If you are a primary care provider and would like to participate in the program, contact Dr. Michael Haller at or Dr. Ashby Walker at

ECHO T1D Team at UF

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Ashby Walker, Ph.D.

Director for Health Equity Initiatives
UF Diabetes Institute

 Dr. Michael Haller headshot

Michael Haller, M.D.

Professor and Chief
Pediatric Endocrinology

Dr. Angelina Bernier headshot

Angelina Bernier, M.D.

Assistant Professor and Fellowship Director
Pediatric Endocrinology

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Eleni Sheehan, APRN

Nurse Practitioner
Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

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