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Diabetes and Oral Health

Maintaining good dental hygiene is a cornerstone of preventing complications. Researchers at the University of Florida are moving advancements in diabetes care forward through understanding of connections between diabetes and your oral health.

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UF/IFAS Extension leads Diabetes Prevention

Residents in Marion, Putnam, and Suwannee counties can now take advantage of a new education series offered by UF/IFAS to help control and prevent the growing burden of diabetes and prediabetes throughout the state.

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Bus Stop: New Routes for Improving Health

Planning for communities where children can walk or bike to school could improve health and save money, according to University of Florida urban and regional planning Professor, Ruth Steiner, PhD, director of the Center for Health and the Built Environment,

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Corey Brewer Hosts 5th Annual Basketball Camp

Former Gator and NBA player Corey Brewer was in Gainesville to host his fifth annual Back 2 Back Youth Basketball Camp to benefit the Corey Brewer Fight Diabetes Fund at UF Health. “Each year, it gets better and better,” he said.

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UF Researchers Named Among Top 10 Experts

Mark Atkinson, PhD and Desmond Schatz, MD were recognized for their pre-eminent contributions in research and treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Learn more about this outstanding achievement.

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New diabetes program for GatorCare members

GatorCare offers multiple health insurance plans to eligible employee groups associated with the University of Florida and its affiliates. Are you a GatorCare member diagnosed with diabetes? Learn about a new program designed to help you manage your condition and your health. This program is open to GatorCare members and their covered dependents. Call (352) 733-9202 or email morgan.papworth@floridablue.com by October 1st to determine your eligibility.

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Guidelines suggest more aggressive initial treatment of type 2 diabetes

James R. Taylor, PharmD, CDE, a clinical associate professor in the UF College of Pharmacy, recently gave his perspective on a retrospective study examining controlled vs. uncontrolled type 2 diabetes following use of the oral antihyperglycemic drug, metformin. "It seems that we still have room for being more aggressive in treating diabetes, and perhaps that would improve the percentage of patients who are controlled," he writes. The editorial was published in the online magazine, EndocrineToday.

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UF study aims to assess prevalence of fatty liver in African-Americans

A fatty liver is now the most common chronic liver condition in adult Americans and will soon be the leading cause of end-stage liver disease in patients that are obese or have Type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Florida want to determine whether African-Americans accumulate fat in their livers in a similar way to Caucasians and Hispanics in order to develop novel insight for early diagnosis and treatment techniques for the condition. Read more.

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Celiac Screening for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

Several studies to date have found that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) tend to have celiac disease more often than individuals in the general population. Michael Haller, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist at UF Health, told Medscape Medical News in a recent interview that screening every type 1 diabetes patient for the disease presents a unique clinical challenge. Read more.

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Bacterial Interactions in the Gut May Influence Type 1 Diabetes

A new study co-authored by UF diabetes researchers finds that bacteria in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids. The research is helping clarify the importance of healthy gut bacteria development in early childhood and could help lead to novel prevention therapies for people at risk of developing the disease.

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