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Diabetes Research Institute

Institute dedicated to diabetes research

The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. Researchers have already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, with some study patients living without the need for insulin injections for more than a decade.

The Institute is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing the DRI BioHub, an integrated “mini organ” that mimics that native pancreas, containing thousands of insulin-producing cells that sense blood sugar levels and produce the precise insulin needed in real time. The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation were created for one reason – to cure diabetes – which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that goal is reached. For the millions of children and adults affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure.

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Details last updated 06-Dec-2019

People at Diabetes Research Institute

Camillo Ricordi

Joy Goodman Professor of Surgery and director of the Diabetes Research Institute.

David Baidal

Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.

Diabetes Research Institute News

Islet cell transplants cut down the need for insulin therapy - 14-Jun-2019

No need for painful insulin injections for a very long period

Topics mentioned on this page:
Diabetes, Regenerative Medicine