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If you or someone you love has diabetes, then you know that diabetes is a devastating disease that causes much pain and suffering. You know that diabetes robs children of the freedom and innocence of childhood; that it takes lives prematurely; and that patients worry about their future as they try to manage diabetes every minute of every day. You dream about a cure for diabetes.

Thankfully, there are many charities and organizations devoted to the care of diabetes patients and the education of the public about diabetes. But there is only one national organization solely devoted to finding a cure for diabetes: the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), located in Hollywood, FL.

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to curing diabetes.

Leading the World to a Cure

The Diabetes Research Institute is the leader in cure-focused research and its findings are used in diabetes centers around the world. The DRI translates these promising findings from the lab to patients in the fastest, safest and most efficient way possible.

Diabetes Research Institute

The largest and most comprehensive diabetes research center, the DRI is aggressively working to shrink the timeline toward the discovery of a biological cure for this disease. Our multidisciplinary teams of scientists, together with international collaborators, are bridging cell-based therapies with emerging technologies to restore insulin production in patients with diabetes.

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation:

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is recognized as one of the world’s most respected diabetes organizations. Our support of the DRI through private philanthropy ensures the jump-starting of new ideas and the continuation of innovative research projects that remain cure-focused and will ultimately benefit those with diabetes.

Financial Management

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is committed to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility and has consistently been recognized among the country’s most efficient organizations.

For the millions of families affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure.

Education Services

The Education Services department at the Diabetes Research Institute strives to provide the best possible education and information to our participants and their loved ones. We are proud to be a Recognized Diabetes Education Program by the American Diabetes Association and we strongly believe the best person to guide your diabetes management is you.

We work closely with your referring health care provider to assist you to achieve desired health outcomes and goals. To provide the best opportunities for success, we offer more than 14 educational courses each month, as well as individual appointments for a more specialized level of care. We focus on the following education services (offered in English and Spanish):

  • Medication Adherence
  • General diabetes education and survival skills
  • Insulin management and insulin commencement
  • Basal through to Basal/Bolus Insulin Therapy (Inc. Pump Therapy)
  • Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia – Reducing acute risk
  • Nutrition Management
  • Nutrition Fundamentals
  • Carbohydrate Counting / Awareness
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring and Interpretation Interpretive Continuous Glucose Sensor services

If you are a University of Miami provider and would like to refer to DRI, please create an order in UChart for Nutrition and/or Diabetes Services (referral numbers 20 and 50).

If you are a community provider and would like to refer your patient to our services, please contact us. We will be more than happy to assist you.

For more information on our services, please call 305-243-3696 or email us at diabeteseducation@med.miami.edu.