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American Diabetes Association Alert! Day is Tuesday, March 24. Do you know where you stand? Take the Diabetes Risk Test online and learn your risk for T2D.

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Genetics breakthrough will boost diabetes research

UF genetics expert Patrick Concannon, Ph.D., is part of group that has homed in on the genes suspected in Type 1 diabetes. “It’s a game-changer,” he said.

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Education that matters

At UF Health, we believe the best person to guide your diabetes management is you. Newly diagnosed? Schedule an appointment for one-on-one care support from our certified diabetes educator team to help you achieve your goals. Call (352) 265-8548.

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Combination therapy for diabetes

Results from a UF Health pilot study have led to a new national trial investigating a combination treatment for individuals newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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Excellence in one place

At the University of Florida, we provide complete care for children and adults with diabetes. For our patients’ convenience, all our services are under one roof. Learn about our approach to comprehensive patient care.

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UF Jonas Scholar Aluma presents at Annual Nursing Conference

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neil, PhD, ARNP, CDE, assistant professor in the UF College of Nursing, was recently highlighted by the Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence for her research on mobile diabetes technology presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society annual conference, entitled Fathers, Diabetes Education, and Mobile Technology. Read more.

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Progress in sight: New UF vision research facility to open in 2015

More than 93 million people suffer vision loss from ‪diabetes worldwide. Newly-renovated laboratory space in the UF Department of Ophthalmology will help shed new light on promising treatments and therapies aimed at improving vision health for older adults, particularly those who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of adult blindness in the U.S. Read more.

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New American Diabetes Association Grants Expand Diabetes Research

University of Florida researchers have received two new multi-year grants totaling nearly $900,000 in funding from the American Diabetes Association; enabling the launch of new scientific studies in Type 1 diabetes and diabetes-linked eye disease. Both awards seek to identify new therapies for early intervention and provide a foundation for future research. Read more.

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Diabetes drug shows early promise as treatment for lupus

A new treatment that may reverse the effects of the most common type of lupus has shown promising results after undergoing early testing by a team of researchers at UF Health. The studies involved a number of mouse models of the disease and the key experimental findings were also observed in human cells from lupus patients. The results were published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Read more.

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Diabetes Institute Ambassador Embarks on New NASCAR Season

NASCAR's Ryan Reed is teaming with the American Diabetes Association in his second full season in the NASCAR Xfininty Series. Reed, a member of the UF Diabetes Institute Ambassadors Council, will campaign for awareness and educational efforts at all NASCAR Nationwide races this year, as well as at several off track health and wellness initiatives. See website for more details.

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UF Diabetes Institute Director | Researcher Honored by JDRF

Mark A. Atkinson, PhD., director of the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, and Alberto Pugliese, M.D., head of the Immunogenetics Program at the University of Miami's Diabetes Research Institute, were recently honored with the JDRF Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine Excellence in Clinical Research Award on behalf of the JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD). Learn more.

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