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The University of Florida received nearly $7.5 million in federal funding for diabetes research in 2013. Learn about other accomplishments in the UF College of Medicine that are paving a path to preeminance in the latest edition of Florida Physician magazine – now available for download in the iTunes app store.

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The Patients We Serve

Each year, nearly 10,000 patient visits occur through UF Health diabetes clinics. Providing access to a comprehensive clinical care team is our top priority. UF Health board-certified diabetes clinicians and educators work together to offer some of the most advanced diabetes-related technologies and resources available.

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Diabetes and Dental Care

Dental hygiene is a cornerstone of diabetes management. Research faculty at the University of Florida are moving advancements in patient care forward through understanding of the important connections between diabetes and 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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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 II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). 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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UF diabetes and aging study recognized in national spotlight

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL, took note of a recent UF study authored by affiliate diabetes investigator Todd Manini, Ph.D., of the UF Institute on Aging, which highlights a link between sitting and risk for diabetes. "We must continue funding groundbreaking research like that at the University of Florida and promoting the kinds of lifestyle changes that will reduce the risks of diseases like diabetes in old age," he said in a recent statement on the Senate Floor. 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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Take Charge of Your Diabetes

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JDRF 14th Annual Miracles Gala

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Take Charge of Your Diabetes

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