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Diabetes Research Institute

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If you or someone you love has diabetes, then you know that diabetes is a devastating disease that causes so 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. The one thing 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.

Our Passionate Commitment

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to curing diabetes. Our dedication to curing diabetes now is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes.

Leading the World to a Cure

The Diabetes Research Institute leads the world in cure-focused research and has made significant contributions to the field that are used in diabetes centers around the world. The DRI translates 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 dedicated to curing diabetes, 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 jumpstarting 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 has consistently been recognized among the country’s most efficient organizations and is committed to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility.

For the millions of families affected by diabetes who are looking to support an organization with a clear mission, 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 over fourteen 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, 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 to our services, please feel free to contact us and 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.