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A new tool for parents

Published: Apr 1st, 2014

A new study by University of Florida researchers finds that most parents of children with Type 1 diabetes use Internet forums to gain knowledge of their child’s disease. The study’s findings can better establish how much these forums affect parents’ care of their children.

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Improving the Healthcare Transition in Diabetes

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

A recent literature search reveals the need for more engagement to help diabetes patients navigate their way from a pediatric to adult healthcare setting, according to UF Health researchers.

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Upcoming UF and UF Health Wellness Events

Published: Mar 4th, 2014

From March 31 through April 25, UF and UF Health will offer its benefits-eligible employees free screenings and workshops throughout campus and at UF Health locations in Gainesville. See the upcoming schedule and pre-register today!

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SGLT-2 Inhibitors and other medications

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

Alternative medications may one day be used to treat new incidences of type 2 diabetes while also reducing the dependence on traditional ones. With more clinical investigations underway, the development of novel drugs aims to fill a needed gap in patient care.

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Your Health: Exploring Link Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Published: Feb 24th, 2014

Shannon Wallet, PhD, a researcher in the UF Health Department of Periodontology, focuses on the link between periodontal disease and diabetes as highlighted in a recent WCJB TV20 news segment.

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Bridging Disciplines – Diabetes Faculty Profile

Published: Feb 21st, 2014

See the latest online issue of UF Explore magazine for an in-depth profile of Pat Concannon, PhD, director of the UF Genetics Institute. Concannon’s research focuses on autoimmune diseases, particularly type 1 diabetes; pages 22-27.

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A1C Champion: Running to Inspire Hope

Published: Feb 9th, 2014

Fellow UF Gator Alum Jonathan Wald proves that diabetes does not have to “run” your life. In spite of having no insulin production for many years, Jonathan has been able to maintain excellent control of his diabetes, and recently took part in the 21st Annual Walt Disney World Marathon. Check out his success story!

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ADA Announces Diabetes Care Standards for 2014

Published: Jan 14th, 2014

The American Diabetes Association has issued its ‘Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes’ for 2014, which includes references to the research work of several UF Health diabetes research faculty. The standards emphasize an individualized approach to managing diabetes and discusses current criteria for diabetes diagnosis.

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DEVOTE Study at UF Health

Published: Jan 1st, 2014

Are you 50 years or older and have established Type 2 diabetes and heart disease — or risk factors for heart disease or chronic kidney disease? UF Health physicians are seeking participants for a new trial involving a once-daily new-generation insulin product.

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Living with Diabetes: Perspectives from Uganda

Published: Dec 18th, 2013

Shannon Lyles, a UF Health Pediatric Diabetes Nurse Educator, recently returned from Uganda for a firsthand account of what it means to live with diabetes in another country. See how her experience translates into an inspiring message for all of us.