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May 23, 2012

UF Research Spotlight

University of Florida investigators Brian S. Wilson, MD, PhD, and Mark Atkinson, PhD, have teamed up with colleagues at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., to devise a new combination therapy that reverses established type 1 diabetes in mice.

The findings, which recently appeared in the journal Science Translational Medicine, set the stage for the potential development of a new human therapy for type 1 diabetes. To learn more, please follow this link.

Is Glu for You? is a new website that will debut on June 8, 2012, and creates a way for people with type 1 diabetes to find each other, learn from each other, and help each other. If you are interested in being one of the first people to have access to the site, you can become part of Glu in the following ways:

  • Visit
  • Download the MyGlu app at the Apple iTunes store or from the Android marketplace

Would you like to know if your pancreas is still producing insulin ?

Most type 1 diabetes experts now believe that many patients with long standing type 1 still have the ability to produce small amounts insulin. Proving that patients with long standing diabetes make insulin may lead to future studies aimed at reversing diabetes.

Patients with known type 1 diabetes, who meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria and who are willing and able to independently give written informed consent, will be considered for participation
in a new study at the University of Florida.

If you would like to learn more, please contact the study coordinator, Miriam Cintron, at (352) 273-5580 or via email:

Florida Diabetes Camp Summer Programs

Florida Diabetes Camp is currently accepting applications for its 2012 summer programs.

Please contact the camp office at (352) 334-1321 or go online to for more information. Scholarships are available.

If you are a healthcare professional and are interested in volunteering at Florida Diabetes Camp and making a difference in the lives of children with diabetes, please contact Shannon Lyles, RN, BSN, CDE.

For more information, please visit
or email