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A new tool for parents

A new study by University of Florida researchers finds that most parents of children with Type 1 diabetes use Internet forums to gain knowledge of their child’s disease. The study’s findings can better establish how much these forums affect parents’ care of their children.

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Improving the Healthcare Transition in Diabetes

A recent literature search reveals the need for more engagement to help diabetes patients navigate their way from a pediatric to adult healthcare setting, according to UF Health researchers.

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Upcoming UF and UF Health Wellness Events

From March 31 through April 25, UF and UF Health will offer its benefits-eligible employees free screenings and workshops throughout campus and at UF Health locations in Gainesville. See the upcoming schedule and pre-register today!

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SGLT-2 Inhibitors and other medications

Alternative medications may one day be used to treat new incidences of type 2 diabetes while also reducing the dependence on traditional ones. With more clinical investigations underway, the development of novel drugs aims to fill a needed gap in patient care.

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Your Health: Exploring Link Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Shannon Wallet, PhD, a researcher in the UF Health Department of Periodontology, focuses on the link between periodontal disease and diabetes as highlighted in a recent WCJB TV20 news segment.

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Chocolate, wine and berries may protect against type 2 diabetes

A new study in healthy women suggests that consuming high levels of flavonoids, including compounds found in berries, tea, grapes, and wine, could potentially lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. The compounds responsible for the red or blue color of berries and other fruits and vegetables — anthocyanins — can improve the way we handle glucose and insulin and also reduce inflammation, a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes.

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Are you interested in participating in a type 1 diabetes research study?

Diabetes investigators at UF Health are seeking individuals between the ages of 10 and 45 for a new study that involves measuring pancreatic volume via imaging tests (MRI and Ultrasound). Results will be compared with people who have been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This is a one day study visit. Participants are compensated for their time and travel. Learn more.

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UF launches healthy lifestyle program for kids in Columbia County

The Healthy Kids Program launched in Columbia County is designed to help parents and children ages 3 to 7 who are at the higher end of the growth chart improve diet and increase physical activity and modify the home environment in order to promote healthy lifestyles. The free program is part of a joint effort between researchers at UF Health, UF/IFAS Extension and the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Service. Read more.

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Childhood virus may increase type 1 diabetes risk

A common childhood ailment could be an early indication of type 1 diabetes onset, according to new study by The University of Melbourne. The focus of this new research will be to develop and implement preventative strategies for children who are at risk this disease. Read more.

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More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes

STAMPEDE investigators report a 3-year follow-up of obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes randomized to intensive medical therapy or to such therapy plus bariatric surgery. Significantly more patients in the bariatric surgery groups achieved glycemic control. These results were presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Washington, DC . Read more.

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