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UF, UM to advance discoveries in diabetes

Researchers at the University of Florida and University of Miami will share a new $3.3 million grant announced by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to help fast-track “exceptionally significant” discoveries in Type I diabetes.


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At UF Health, we strongly 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.


Unlocking a combination treatment for T1D

Results from a recent UF Health pilot clinical study led by pediatric endocrinologist Michael Haller, M.D. have led to a new national trial investigating a combination therapy approach for treating new-onset type 1 diabetes patients.


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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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The UF Diabetes Institute 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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One-third of people with type 1 diabetes continue to produce insulin

Nearly one in every three people with type 1 diabetes continue to produce insulin, some for decades after diagnosis, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers from T1D Exchange. These data “suggest important differences in the biological process of type 1 diabetes between those diagnosed as children or as adults,” the investigators wrote. UF Health pediatric endocrinologist Michael Haller, M.D. was a co-author on the study. Read more.


Dr. Wallet featured in 2015 Investigator Spotlight | JDRF-nPOD

Shannon Wallet, Ph.D., Department of Periodontology University of Florida, is featured in the January 2015 Investigator Spotlight for JDRF-nPOD. The program supports the collection and characterization of pancreata and related tissues from organ donors with type 1 diabetes (T1D). These tissues are then made available to investigators around the world addressing the most fundamental questions related to how T1D develops and progresses. Learn more.


American Diabetes Association Announces 2015 Board of Directors

UF Health type 1 diabetes expert Desmond Schatz, M.D. has been elected to the American Diabetes Association's Board of Directors for 2015. Dr. Schatz has been a volunteer for the ADA for more than 25 years and has served on numerous committees. Dr. Schatz previously served on the national Board of Directors and was recently named president-elect of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, beginning in 2016.


‘Bag of Hope’ program comes to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) are making miracles of their own this holiday season through a new partnership that aims to help children and teens with type 1 diabetes. The JDRF Bag of Hope is filled with useful resources for both the child who has been diagnosed with T1D and his or her adult caregivers. Learn more.


UF T1D research among JDRF’s Top 10 Research Advances in 2014

A collaborative type 1 diabetes study led by researchers from UF and the Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, in Germany was recently recognized among JDRF's Top 10 Research Advances in 2014. Bacterial interactions within the gut may influence T1D – building on the microbiome theory. Learn more.


New research study examines blood vessel stiffness in type 1 diabetes

Individuals with type 1 diabetes have a ten-times higher risk for cardiovascular events than age-matched non-diabetic populations. Researchers in the UF Department of Pediatrics are recruiting for a new, non-invasive study that will measure arterial stiffness in children. Long-term increases in the stiffness of blood vessels may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. For more information, contact

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