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July 17, 2012

Seminar Today: Please Join Us

Who: Suna Onengut-Gumuscu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

What: “Searching for Genetic Risk Factors in Type 1 Diabetes.”

When: Today, July 17, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.

Where: Shands at UF, North Tower, Conference Room 6120

New Research Study at UF

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) experts now believe that many patients with long-standing T1D still have the ability to produce small amounts of insulin. Proving that patients with long-standing diabetes make insulin may lead to future studies aimed at reversing diabetes. In this study, we hope to identify 10 patients with known T1D to learn if their pancreas is still producing insulin.

Participants must have been diagnosed with T1D for at least 5 years, but not more than 20 years, and must be between 15 to 45 years of age. Additional criteria can be found online.

For more information on this study, please contact the study coordinator, Miriam Cintron, at 352-273-5580 or visit the UF Diabetes Center Web site.

Exercise Required to Maintain Weight Loss

According to a recent article in journal
Circulation, dieting without exercise does not work because people plateau, fail to lose additional pounds, or get frustrated. This is in part due to the body’s response to calorie restriction and weight loss by burning fewer calories. Adding physical activity increases the calorie burn and “puts the body in that zone where it’s going to work for you, not against you,” said obesity expert Jim Hill, co-author of the paper. You can read more online.

Corey Brewer hosts Youth Basketball Camp to Benefit Diabetes
Former Gator and current Denver Nuggets basketball player, Corey Brewer, will host his third annual basketball camp in Gainesville next month. The Corey Brewer Back 2 Back Youth Basketball Camp will take place on August 6-8, 2012 in Gainesville. It’s the third consecutive year Brewer has hosted the camp. Camp attendees will take part in lectures, drill stations and contests, player evaluations
and 5-on-5 games.

Brewer’s proceeds from the camp will be donated to UF&SHANDS. He created the “Corey Brewer Fight Diabetes Fund” to provide funds for diabetes patient programs, raise awareness, and offer education.

The camp is open to girls and boys ages 9-17. It costs $175 per camper, which includes lunch each day, a T-shirt, a photo with Brewer, awards and instruction from some of the top coaches in the region. The academy will run daily from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information or to sign up for the camp, visit, or call 914-964-6540.

Fresh Market Event to Support Diabetes Research

When: Thursday, August 9, 2012, 8 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy prime rib, shrimp cocktail, distinctive cheeses, and other hors d’oeuvres while tasting Fresh Market’s selection of fine wines. The event will take place at The Fresh Market in Gainesville, located at 4120 Northwest 16th Boulevard. Tickets are available to those 21 years of age and older for $25 each. All proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

More information is available online

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