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Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Appoints Sam Talbot to National Board of Directors

June 19, 2021 - The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) announces the commitment of Sam Talbot to its National Board of Directors. Semi-finalist on season two of Top Chef, Talbot joins the board with a deep understanding of the impact of food on life and life on food to continue outreach to the diabetes community.


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Leading Experts from the DRI Present at the ADA's 81st Scientific Sessions

June 1, 2021 - The diabetes scientific community will convene virtually at the American Diabetes Association’s 81st Scientific Sessions from June 25-29 to present the most groundbreaking discoveries and cutting-edge innovations in diabetes research, prevention, and care. Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute will once again be involved, presenting their work and chairing multiple sessions


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Diabetes by the Numbers: An Infographic to Explain the Urgency for a Cure

June 1, 2021 - Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life. And it does — in numbers that are dramatically increasing. While the discovery of insulin 100 years ago has saved countless lives, it is important to remember that insulin is not a cure. Even when treated, diabetes can cause serious long-term complications for patients.


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Inside Our Labs: Diabetes Research Institute

June 1, 2021 - Have you ever taken a tour of the research facility at the Diabetes Research Institute? For families affected by diabetes, it can be a hair-raising experience with the realization that so many talented and passionate scientific experts are all working together under one roof to reach the singular goal of a cure. Families leave instilled with a feeling of hope.


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Abarca selects Diabetes Research Institute Foundation for Better Care Community Program

May 28, 2021 - Abarca, a pharmacy benefit manager that is disrupting the industry with an entirely new approach to technology and business practices, announced the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) as one of the 2021 winners of its Better Care Community Program.


National Expansion Coming Soon

Coming soon to a city near you!

April 14, 2021 - The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) is ramping up our plans for our national expansion through our newly created regional model. There is so much promising research happening at the DRI impacting the diabetes community, and we want the valuable discoveries to reach as many people as possible.


Diabetes and COVID-19 Link

April 7, 2021 - Even with millions of people getting their vaccines, did you know that many experts are saying that COVID-19 may be causing new cases of diabetes?



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Diabetes Management: Tips on healthy eating when stressed

April 2021 - Diabetes management can be stressful. Stress can be a major barrier to effective glucose control. Learn more about how it affects diabetes and ways you can help manage it. The Diabetes Research Institute registered dietitian, Maddison Saalinger, provides tips and tools on how to make sure you are on the right track.


Clinical Trial for Novel Investigational Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Open for Enrollment in Miami

April 2021 – Researchers with the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated have initiated clinical trials for VX-880, a novel investigational cell therapy with the potential to restore normal glucose control in those suffering from type 1 diabetes.


DRI's Dr. Jay Skyler Outlines the 4 Ideal Therapeutic Goals in T1D

February 2021 - Making science accessible is a top priority at the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Although we are unable to host tours of the labs right now, we have been bringing the researchers to our supporters through our Meet a DRI Scientist virtual series. At the most recent, interactive session, DRI Deputy Director Dr. Jay Skyler gave an overview of T1D research.


DRI's Camillo Ricordi MDDRI Director Camillo Ricordi MD Advances to a New Role

February 2021 - The DRI Foundation today announced that Dr. Camillo Ricordi, who has served as director of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1993, will advance to a new leadership role. He will become the first recipient of the Ricordi Chair at the DRI.


Scientist in the lab at the DRI2020 Year in Review: DRI Progress Report

January 2021 - From unpredictable and unprecedented to challenging and surreal, 2020 was a year like no other. And while it tested our fortitude and transformed the way we work, it never once distracted us from our singular mission. At the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation, we have one goal – to find a cure for diabetes.


COVID VaccineCOVID Vaccines: What People with Diabetes Need to Know

January 2021 - Regardless of the ongoing pandemic, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation continues to focus on raising funds for finding a cure for diabetes. COVID-19 vaccinations are rolling out for many in the US, but where does that leave you or your loved one who have diabetes. Many of you have been asking when you will be able to get your vaccine.


Sean Kramer has been appointed CEO of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and will lead the effort to raise philanthropic funds for DRI scientists to discover a biological cure for diabetes.A Message from DRIF CEO Sean Kramer on a Renewed Hope for 2021

January 2021 - Although 2020 was an unprecedented year filled with challenges, we are grateful to be able to look back at some achievements that were made in our search for a cure to diabetes, reminding us that hope isn't quarantined.



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Living with Diabetes: Managing your nutrition

January 2021 - Eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. It’s great advice for healthy living! When you’re living with type one diabetes, that same advice holds true. Finding balance is critically important. Especially when it comes to balancing your blood sugar levels. The Diabetes Research Insitute registered dietitian, Maddison Saalinger, provides tips and tools on how to make sure you are on the right track.


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