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Desmond Schatz, M.D., medical director of the UF Health Diabetes Center of Excellence, will begin his term as president of the American Diabetes Association in 2016. First, he will serve as vice president in 2014 and then as president-elect in 2015.
The Medikids joined UF diabetes researcher Dr. Desmond Schatz in a recent segment on WCJB-TV20 to send a super message about diabetes awareness and promote healthy eating habits. “[We need] changes in schools, school lunches, the non-availability of sugary drinks and snacks, beverages, and sodas,” Schatz says.
November is American Diabetes Month® The UF Health Diabetes Center of Excellence invites you to a month-long campaign to raise awareness for diabetes. We’ve got lots happening; from free diabetes testing screenings, research tours, Blue Lighting of Century Tower, and much more! We look forward to seeing you!
World Diabetes Day, on November 14, is about mobilizing the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness. Together, we can mobilize the campaign for diabetes awareness, and build on the effort to promote diabetes care, prevention and finding a cure worldwide.
Although it has been over 90 years since insulin was discovered, many people around the globe with T1D still lack access. Dr. Mark Atkinson, and his colleagues recently published an article in the journal Diabetes Care, to illustrate the need for global insulin. “We can change the current realities that exist so that all can benefit from advances in diabetes management & care.”