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The University of Florida diabetes research team is collectively one of the most comprehensive in the United States. Numerous faculty members from multiple colleges and disciplines are working together in this area, which is rapidly changing our understanding of disease progression and treatment.

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Gator Engineer Brings $4.9 million to UF Diabetes Institute

Cherie Stabler, Ph.D., of the University of Florida College of Engineering, together with her team, recently won a $4.9 million grant to engineer a microchip that will serve to house islets that produce beta cells. Her team hopes to use the microchips to improve the current amount of islets available to transplant into patients with diabetes, as well as screen pharmaceuticals and create beta cells from stem cells.

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Community Wellness

UF Health is committed to improving community health and creating an environment that supports education and research. Join us for an upcoming seminar to learn about new medications, potential complications, how to eat foods you like without guilt and how to manage diabetes your way. Register today.

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The University of Florida Diabetes Institute

Together, UF is moving forward as a national leader in diabetes research, education, and patient care. Learn about the new developments that will strengthen ties between diabetes researchers across disciplines.

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UF Health Jacksonville: Diabetes Care Conference

Join clinicians, pharmacists, and educators to help celebrate World Diabetes Day on Friday, November 14. Learn about advancements in diabetes research, education, and patient care. Register today.

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Processing Sugar: Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Harm?

Over the past decade, increased consumption of table sugar and artificial sweeteners has been linked to rising rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the United States and throughout the world. Now, new research evidence builds on these previous findings; providing new insights into pathogenesis and innovative therapies for this important disease. Read more.

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New research opportunity for prevention of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

It is well known that pregnancy is a state of insulin resistance. In a new clinical trial at the University of Florida, researchers aim to identify the number of patients with NAFLD who have developed gestational diabetes during their pregnancy, and to determine whether there is a direct correlation between the two diseases. Learn more.

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Blueberry Hill Program Partners with UF Diabetes Institute

The Blueberry Family Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is excited to partner with the University of Florida Diabetes Institute and other leading diabetes organizations on a new program to prevent type 2 diabetes in children. The foundation, established by growers in the blueberry industry, will launch their first philanthropic programs in Florida in 2015. Read more.

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Vitamin D levels lack association with NAFLD, UF study finds

The relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease does not appear to be causal, challenging prior observational evidence that increasing the vitamin could reduce disease risk, according to new research published in the Journal of Hepatology. The UF study also measured the potential causal relationships between vitamin D and type 2 diabetes, and found similar outcomes.

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On the Same Page: The UF Diabetes Institute

In the latest issue of On the Same Page, UF Health president David S. Guzick, M.D. Ph.D. details the events leading up to the formation of the new UF Diabetes Institute — a collaboration of dozens of researchers campuswide all focused on forging new advances in treatment for a disease that afflicts an estimated 29.1 million Americans and 1 in 10 Floridians.

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