Education and Research Category
Published: Apr 7th, 2014
Diabetes investigators at UF Health are seeking individuals between the ages of 10 and 45 for a new study that involves measuring pancreatic volume via imaging tests (MRI and Ultrasound). Results will be compared with people who have been recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This is a one day study visit. Participants are compensated for their time and will incur no expense for test services. Learn more.
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.
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.
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).
Published: Jul 10th, 2012
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.
Published: Apr 23rd, 2012
UF Type 1 Diabetes Researcher and JDRF Research Summit presenter Dr. Desmond Schatz discusses the importance of screening.
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.
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.
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.
Published: Feb 22nd, 2012
Type 2 diabetes strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are subtle. In fact, about one out of three people with type 2 diabetes don’t know they have it. If you believe that you may be at risk for Diabetes, consider a appointment to one of our board certified endocrinologists. For an appointment today call 352-265-0139