Type 2 Diabetes
The University of Florida Diabetes Institute is privileged to have several nationally-renowned Type 2 diabetes researchers and clinicians involved in critical our mission. According to the American Diabetes Association, Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes, and many risk factors associated with progression of onset are well-documented. University of Florida Type 2 diabetes researchers are particularly interested in studying the links between Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Type 2 diabetes. Learn more about fatty liver and Type 2 diabetes. Novel drug and weight-loss management efforts, in addition to bariatric surgery techniques are also actively being investigated.
The UF Diabetes Institute is also a proud co-sponsor of the UF Health Diabetes Education Program. This four-part program helps patients take control of Type 2 diabetes by teaching them how to better manage the disease with the latest advances in medical care and education. Adults can be referred to the program by their primary care physician or endocrinologist and the courses are taught by certified diabetes educators and other health care professionals.