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Diabetes Awareness Month Events

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Please join us for the events the Center will host throughout the month. Here is some of what we have planned: 

Century Tower Lighting Ceremony

Please join us and the rest of the Gator nation as we light the tower in recognition of World Diabetes Day. The annual Tower Lighting Ceremony is set to take place Friday, Nov. 18 at Century Tower at 5:30 p.m. In addition, Moe’s Southwest Grill will be handing out Buy One Get One coupons as well as FREE printed nutritional calendars! For additional information, click here.




Diabetes Screening Events

Diabetes screenings will be available, free and open to the public, Thursday, Nov. 17 in the Shands Atrium and Friday, Nov. 18 at the Reitz Union Colonnade between 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. For more information click here.




4th Annual World Diabetes Day Photo Contest

This is your chance to be creative and promote diabetes awareness. Blue circles are the global symbol associated with diabetes. So, take a picture that has one or more blue circles.  Single person or group shots are welcome. The contest entry deadline is Tuesday, Nov.11. Download the entry form here.




Alachua County Public Schools Poster Contest

Can you illustrate the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes? A $100 savings bond will be given to the Alachua County middle school student who can do it the best. The winner will be announced at the Century Tower Lighting Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 18.




Enter to Win: JetBlue Airways Giveaway

Welcome Aboard! The UF Diabetes Center of Excellence is partnering with JetBlue Airways during the month of November to raffle off two (2) Travel Certificates good for roundtrip travel between any of JetBlue’s 60+ destinations in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month!  For additional information, click here.




Support the UF Diabetes Center: Plush Bears On Sale Now!

Support the UF Diabetes Center by purchasing a UF Hoodie or Sweater Bear during the month of November. These adorable 8″ plush bears would make great little stocking stuffers or gifts and cost only $7 each! All of the proceeds benefit the UF Diabetes Center Heroes Fund.



Download the 2011 Diabetes Awareness Month flyer here.