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The UF Diabetes Institute serves as the umbrella organization under which research, treatment and education are coordinated at UF and UF Health, the university’s academic health center.

Researchers and physicians affiliated with the UF Diabetes Institute are working to prevent, diagnose and treat diabetes in a wide array of areas, including immunology and genetics. UF is an international research leader in the treatment and management of type 1 diabetes.

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UF Health Shands Hospital was designated as a high-performing hospital for diabetes and endocrinology by US News & World Report.

Making an appointment

If you are a new patient, you will need a referral to our clinics from your primary care provider. For more information, please call our main number at (352) 265-8228 or email us at

Telehealth appointments

Children with diabetes who live hours away from Gainesville have increased access to specialized treatment closer to home, thanks to the Telemedicine Program. The program connects health practitioners to patients through the Internet and telemedicine technology to improve care. Telemedicine appointments are conducted via the HIPAA compliant version of Zoom, a videoconferencing platform that is suitable for use in health care.

  • If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (352) 265-3422.
  • Prior to your appointment, visit UF Health Telehealth for information on how to access your appointment.
  • Contact the clinic in advance to learn how to upload data from your diabetes devices (meters, insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors). Your diabetes doctor will need this information so you can have a meaningful visit. Plan to upload your data before the night before your visit.

Diabetes education and nutrition

Our UF Health Diabetes Education and Nutrition clinic offers group and individual educational sessions with tips for managing diabetes.

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Diabetes newsletter

Sign up for the UF Diabetes Institute newsletter. Please note, this will not add you to the Contact Registry.

Diabetes research

Research takes place in the clinic and in the laboratory. Current studies include studies for family members and people with type 1 diabetes.

Patient Education

Want to know more? Check out our Patient Education section for more information.

Clinical Trials: Diabetes

UF Health research scientists make medicine better every day. They discover new ways to help people by running clinical trials. When you join a clinical trial, you can get advanced medical care. Sometimes years before it's available everywhere. You can also help make medicine better for everyone else. If you'd like to learn more about clinical trials, visit our clinical trials page. Or click one of the links below:

Lactobacillus johnsonii N6.2 in children and adolescents with T1D

While genetics demonstrated a major risk factor for the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D), microbiota dysbiosis has been suggested as an elicitor in immunological tolerance and of beta cell autoimmunity. The probiotic Lactobacillus johnsonii N6.2…

Michael J Haller
Accepting Candidates
8 Years - 18 Years
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Community and Patient Programs: Diabetes

Our community and patient programs provide great value to patients, families and loved ones. People can find support, educational materials, expert consultants and more. In most instances, these programs are offered free of charge.

News and Patient Stories: Diabetes

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