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Inside Our Labs: Christopher Fraker, PhD

Inside Our Labs: Christopher Fraker, PhD

Enhanced Technique Improves Evaluation of Islet Cell Transplants In recent years, there has been significant progress in treating type 1 diabetes using transplants of islet cells and stem cell-derived beta cells. These cells are crucial because they help the body...

Join the DRI Heritage Society…Allow Us To Honor You

Join the DRI Heritage Society…Allow Us To Honor You

Your Legacy Gift: A Catalyst for a Cure Thoughtful and generous supporters who have included the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation in their estate plans or made contributions through designated giving vehicles are the powerful sustaining heartbeat of the DRI’s...

Parent Series: Accelerating the Science Toward Prevention and Cure

Parent Series: Accelerating the Science Toward Prevention and Cure

On Thursday, February 29, 2024 the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation kicked off its Parent Series with a discussion entitled, Accelerating the Science Toward Prevention and Cure. Guests were treated to a give-and-take with leading researchers and clinicians...

Opportunity to Give and Get Back!

Opportunity to Give and Get Back!

Charitable Gift Annuities Have Reached Their Highest Rate in 16 Years Now is a great time to consider making a gift that benefits you and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. The concept is simple. You make a gift using cash, appreciated securities or, if you...

Sundheim Family’s Gift Ignites Hope for Diabetes Cure

Sundheim Family’s Gift Ignites Hope for Diabetes Cure

MIAMI (Feb. 6, 2024) – Dan and Brett Sundheim, through the Sundheim Family Foundation, continue their efforts to transform the healthcare landscape for patients navigating type 1 diabetes through a $1 million gift to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a global...

In Memory of Gary Kleiman

In Memory of Gary Kleiman

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) mourns the loss of friend and colleague, Gary Kleiman, former Senior Director of Medical Development for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), who passed away from complications of diabetes at the age of 70.

Tim Choate: Driven by Passion to Make a Difference

Tim Choate: Driven by Passion to Make a Difference

Arthur (Tim) Choate has led a colorful and vibrant life, full of unique experiences. At the age of 7, while on vacation hunting for gems in the desert, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Following his parents’ divorce, he and his mother relocated from New...

DRI Presentations at the 2023 IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress

DRI Presentations at the 2023 IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress

DRI Presentations at the 2023 IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress The Diabetes Research Institute made a significant impact at the recent joint congress of The International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (IPITA), the International Xenotransplantation...

Forging a New Partnership in the Fight Against Diabetes

Forging a New Partnership in the Fight Against Diabetes

Forging a New Partnership in the Fight Against Diabetes We are excited to announce that iTolerance, a highly innovative medicine company at the forefront of the battle against T1D, has formed a strategic partnership with the DRI,...

National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time when communities across the country raise awareness about diabetes and the critical urgency to find a cure. The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) leads the world in cure-focused diabetes research. As one of the...

First-ever Dynamic Analysis of Pancreatic Regeneration in Human T1D

First-ever Dynamic Analysis of Pancreatic Regeneration in Human T1D

A DRI discovery paves the way for a pharmacological approach which could help the pancreas heal itself. MIAMI, FL (October 27, 2023) - A groundbreaking technique has been established which has allowed scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at...

Prepare for Hurricane Season with a Diabetes Emergency Plan

Prepare for Hurricane Season with a Diabetes Emergency Plan

When preparing for a hurricane, it's crucial to consider your health, especially if you or someone you care for has diabetes. Storms can bring power outages, temporary lockdowns, and flooding, which can lead to increased stress, eating, and snacking. Without the right...

The Diabetes Research Institute Partners With iTolerance

The Diabetes Research Institute Partners With iTolerance

This year, the DRI entered into a new partnership with iTolerance, a Miami-based early-stage regenerative medicine company, with a promising new therapy in development for individuals with type 1 diabetes. The company’s lead platform technology, iTOL-100, is a...

A Gift for Future Generations

A Gift for Future Generations

“My dad struggled with brittle diabetes for over 50 years.  When I became a mom and eventually a grandmom, I promised myself that I would pay it forward so everyone could live in a diabetes free world,” explained Sheryl Lindenbaum. She experienced the effect that...

T1D Exchange Awards Dr. Francesco Vendrame

T1D Exchange Awards Dr. Francesco Vendrame

For his work in quality improvement in type 1 diabetes and exceptional leadership, Francesco Vendrame, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, has been chosen for...

$19.5 Million Gift Funds Diabetes Cure Research

$19.5 Million Gift Funds Diabetes Cure Research

Jim and Betty Guy Transformational Estate Gift from Jim and Betty Guy Fulfills Legacy of Helping Others $19.5 Million Gift Funds Diabetes Cure Research Jim and Betty Guy were warm, kind, and caring individuals who touched many people in positive ways throughout their...

A Generous Pledge Launches the DRI’s Young Investigator Program

A Generous Pledge Launches the DRI’s Young Investigator Program

Steve Hudson and Holly Hudson Bodenweber learned early on the importance of philanthropy and giving back thanks to their father, Whit Hudson, who was a respected businessman and longtime resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Whit was a dedicated supporter of organizations...

Inside Our Labs: Diabetes Research Institute

Inside Our Labs: Diabetes Research Institute

https://youtu.be/oMTgLKJnhqE 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...

Coming soon to a city near you!

Coming soon to a city near you!

COMING SOON TO A CITY NEAR YOU! MIAMI, FL – April 13, 2021 – The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) is ramping up plans for a national expansion through our newly created regional model. For all of us in the diabetes community and here at DRIF, we feel the...

Diabetes and COVID-19 Link

Diabetes and COVID-19 Link

https://youtu.be/BorhiYFB1ds 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? New research has found that 14% of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 then developed...

Diabetes Management: Tips on healthy eating when stressed

Diabetes Management: Tips on healthy eating when stressed

https://youtu.be/xiVA6IGhi74 Diabetes Management can be stressful. Stress can be a major barrier to effective glucose control. Here are some tips to helping manage your nutrition especially when you are stressed.  Tips on healthy eating when stressed1. Don’t...

DRI Director Camillo Ricordi MD Advances to a New Role

DRI Director Camillo Ricordi MD Advances to a New Role

It is with great pleasure that the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) announces that Dr. Camillo Ricordi, the Director of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1993, will advance to a new leadership...

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

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

Making science accessible is a top priority at the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation so that we can stay connected to our community and keep you updated on the latest advancements happening at the Diabetes Research Institute. Although we are unable to host tours...

2020 Year in Review: DRI Progress Report

2020 Year in Review: DRI Progress Report

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,...

Living with Diabetes: Managing your nutrition

Living with Diabetes: Managing your nutrition

https://youtu.be/XKyD3xZu8j4 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 the balance is critically important. Especially when it comes to balancing...

COVID Vaccines: What People with Diabetes Need to Know

COVID Vaccines: What People with Diabetes Need to Know

Amid the ongoing pandemic, the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) Foundation continues to focus on raising funds for finding a cure for diabetes. We're also tuned in to the needs of the diabetes community that we support. COVID-19 vaccinations are rolling out for...

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