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At a Glance: American Diabetes Association

Published: Nov 14th, 2014

Combining Efforts to Stop Diabetes® Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and an additional 86 million have prediabetes, placing them at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The University of Florida and […]


A Passion to Defeat Diabetes

Published: Jul 10th, 2014

As a long-time diabetes advocate, Janet Silverstein, M.D., has been traveling to Camp Winona in the Ocala National Forest to serve as medical director for the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes since 1979.


Are you interested in participating in a Type 1 diabetes research study?

Published: May 8th, 2014

Diabetes investigators at UF Health are seeking participants for a pharmaceutical research study of 1 and up to 3 years to test an investigational new drug for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. We are looking for males and females between the ages of 18 and 35 who have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes within the past 8 weeks. Enrolled participants will receive payment compensation for their time and travel during the study. Learn more.


Organic Food for Kids: Worth the Price?

Published: Nov 8th, 2012

In an article published on WebMD, pediatricians argue parents may be wasting their money by buying organic foods based on the belief they are more nutritious. Dr. Janet Silverstein, a Pediatrician at the University of Florida and avid Florida Diabetes Camp supporter, gives her advice as well. The American Academy of Pediatricians provides information on milk, organic produce, and meat correlating to their research.


Research Spotlight: Patrick Rowe, PhD

Published: Nov 7th, 2012

Patrick Rowe, PhD, a researcher at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, is using groundbreaking technology to better understand the early stages of type 1 diabetes. Via a laser microdissection system, he is investigating whether islet autoantibodies, early markers of risk for type 1 diabetes, are associated with stressed/overworked insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.

WSJ Feature: “The Folly of Defunding Diabetes Research”

WSJ Feature: “The Folly of Defunding Diabetes Research”

Published: Oct 31st, 2012

Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets, wrote an article featured in the Wall Street Journal this week that detailed the expenses of diabetes on the government and society as a whole. Telling the story with the experience gained from his own daughter’s diabetes, Mr. Johnson urges you to ask your Senators and Representatives to Support Special Diabetes Program (SDP).


Dr. Schatz featured in TrialNet Video

Published: Apr 23rd, 2012

UF Type 1 Diabetes Researcher and JDRF Research Summit presenter Dr. Desmond Schatz discusses the importance of screening.

First Artificial Pancreas Outpatient Trial in the U.S. Gets FDA Approval

Published: Mar 28th, 2012

Did you hear the great news about the first artificial pancreas outpatient trial in the U.S. being approved by the FDA? To help ensure that progress like the artificial pancreas continues to improve the lives of those with diabetes by simply sending an email to your members of Congress.


Diabetes Research

Published: Feb 27th, 2012

University of Florida doctoral candidates and research fellows will present type 1 diabetes research findings during the 30th Annual Pediatric Science Days on March 8, 2012.

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Research News

Published: Feb 27th, 2012

A recent study of 182 type 1 diabetes patients revealed that 10% of those who had the disease for 31 to 40 years still produced C-peptide and showed intact beta-cell functioning, suggesting insulin production may continue for decades after the disease’s onset.