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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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On the rise

The University of Florida received nearly $20 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 new diabetes outreach

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

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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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ADA position statement addresses diabetes in child care setting

Type 1 diabetes care for children aged 5 years or younger requires unique management, according to a recent position statement in Diabetes Care. Authors stress that pediatric diabetes patients need a proactive disease care plan that involves clinicians, parents/guardians and child care staff. Researchers also highlighted hurdles in pediatric diabetes care, including language barriers, health literacy and ethnic and cultural practices. Read more.

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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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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.

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UF diabetes and aging study recognized by U.S. Senator

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL took note of a recent UF study authored by affiliate diabetes investigator Todd Manini, Ph.D. 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.

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Oct21

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

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Take Charge of Your Diabetes

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Oct29

2014 Florida Genetics Symposium

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