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Diabetes Education and Research Center
Diabetes Prevention and Management

Diabetes is a national health crisis. In fact, it is the fastest growing disease in the United States today. According to the Centers for Disease Control, someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 21 seconds. 

Type 2 diabetes, formerly referred to as adult-onset diabetes, is a serious epidemic caused by obesity is becoming more prevalent across all age groups every single day.  What is most distressing is that diabetes is affecting the lives of our youngest members of society — even our elementary school aged children.  The Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Diabetes Education and Research Center is committed to providing innovative programs to slow down and prevent the effect of diabetes within our community.

Our Vision

As a center of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing our Vision is: “ to advance the body of Caring Knowledge in nursing through education, practice, research and scholarship to transform care locally, nationally, and globally."
DERC Mission Statement:
The overall goal of the Diabetes Education and Research Center (DERC) is to provide and evaluate a comprehensive program of family and community centered diabetes education and care for children and adults who are at risk for diabetes or its complications without regard for the person’s ability to pay.  Essential goals also include multidisciplinary education and training of university students in various professional disciplines with particular emphasis on the preparation of nursing professionals.

The Florida Atlantic University Diabetes Education and Research Center can help in preventing or living with diabetes; call us at 561-803-8880 for an appointment.  We provide a comprehensive holistic multidisciplinary team approach to prevent, treat, and manage diabetes. The Florida Atlantic University Diabetes Center is funded by Palm Healthcare Foundation.

We are moving! Beginning January 2, 2014, the FAU Diabetes Education & Research Center/ FAU Community Health Center will be located at 1650 Osceola Drive; West Palm Beach, FL 33409. We enjoy serving as your community health center and will continue to offer the same quality service at our new address. We will also be expanding our services to include mental health counseling, as well as women’s health services.  We hope you will get acquainted with our new location very soon. Please note, for appointments or questions, our phone number will remain the same: 561-803-8880. For more information on the FAU Diabetes Education & Research Center, visit

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