DRI and Foundation News

The History of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

(November 2020) Learn about how five families came together to create the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation in hopes of finding a cure for diabetes.

It started with a small group of parents in South Florida in 1971. Their children had diabetes. Some were suffering from the devastating complications of the disease. The parents were focused on a single goal: to find a cure. They discovered promising research underway at the University of Miami - a pioneering program focused on islet cell transplantation. They dedicated their lives to funding it by raising money through events and private donations. 

support diabetes research


Keep up with our progress toward a cure & more

Be a DRI Insider - Get News!