diabetes-center Patient Care and Research

At the University of Florida, we provide complete care for children and adults with diabetes. For our patients’ convenience, all our services are under one roof. Learn about our comprehensive approach to diabetes care.

Appointments: 1-855-UF-DIABETES (483-3422)

AMAD2 Partners in Excellence

The University of Florida and the American Diabetes Association are proud partners in efforts to improve the lives of all those impacted by diabetes and to pioneer strategies to prevent and cure the disease. From innovative research to year-round advocacy, learn about the progress we are making together as leaders.

Untitled1 World Diabetes Day “Blue Circle” Photo Contest

Submit a photo for UF’s annual World Diabetes Day “Blue Circle” Photo Contest! Help promote the global symbol for diabetes! You can wear it, paint it, film it, pose next to it, involve friends and classmates! Entry is free, and the contest runs from now through 11/14.

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The University of Florida diabetes research team is collectively one of the most comprehensive in the United States. Numerous faculty members from multiple colleges and disciplines are working together in this area, which is rapidly changing our understanding of disease progression and treatment.

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Walgreens UF T1D Research Among JDRF’s ‘Top 10 Research Advances’ in 2014

A collaborative type 1 diabetes study led by researchers from the University of Florida and the Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany was recently recognized among JDRF's Top 10 Research Advances in 2014. "Bacterial interactions within the gut may influence T1D – building on the microbiome theory." Learn more.

141007_hearthealth New research study examines complications in type 1 diabetes

Individuals with type 1 diabetes have a ten-times higher risk for cardiovascular events than age-matched non-diabetic populations. University of Florida researchers in the Department of Pediatrics are recruiting for a new, non-invasive study that aims to measure arterial stiffness in children. Long term increases in the stiffness of blood vessels may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. For more information, contact csmeehan@peds.ufl.edu.

Head Shot (2) UF Diabetes Expert Speaks at National Continuing Education Conference

Ashby Walker, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, recently presented at a national conference for nurse educators and physicians in Tampa, Fla., to discuss a recent UF photo research project, in which children with Type 1 diabetes were prompted to take and explain five pictures that captured what diabetes meant to them. The photos and explanations provide valuable perspectives and highlight the differences in disease experiences based on gender and socioeconomic status.

Cola Processing Sugar: Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Harm?

Over the past decade, increased consumption of table sugar and natural sweeteners have been linked to rising rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the United States and throughout the world. Now, new research evidence builds on these previous findings, in addition to sugar substitutes; providing new insights into pathogenesis and innovative therapies for this important disease. Read more.

New research opportunity for prevention of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

It is well known that pregnancy is a state of insulin resistance. In a new clinical trial at the University of Florida, researchers aim to identify the number of patients with NAFLD who have developed gestational diabetes during their pregnancy, and to determine whether there is a direct correlation between the two diseases. Learn more.

home_slider_bberries Blueberry Hill Program Partners with UF Diabetes Institute

The Blueberry Family Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is excited to partner with the University of Florida Diabetes Institute and other leading diabetes organizations on a new program to prevent type 2 diabetes in children. The foundation, established by growers in the blueberry industry, will launch their first philanthropic programs in Florida in 2015. Read more.

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