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Diabetes by the Numbers

Published: Nov 14th, 2011

25.8 million men, women, and children in the United States have diabetes. That is 8.3% of the American population. 79 million more Americans are currently at risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Wear Blue for World Diabetes Day

Published: Nov 14th, 2011

Wear blue today in honor of those who live with diabetes, for the family members who support them, for the doctors and nurses who care for them, and for the scientists who are working to prevent and ultimately cure the disease.

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Artificial Pancreas Advocacy Campaign

Published: Nov 13th, 2011

Last week JDRF launched the Artificial Pancreas Campaign. Now, they need your help. You can help the FDA understand what having access to the Artificial Pancreas will mean to those living with diabetes by signing a petition. The goal of the initiative is to convince the FDA to adopt the recommendations of clinical experts to advance the development of an artificial pancreas, a device which has the potential to be the most revolutionary advancement in the treatment of T1D since the discovery of insulin.

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Q&A on Childhood Diabetes

Published: Oct 25th, 2011

Dr. Janet Silverstein, a diabetes expert at the UF College of Medicine, is a powerful advocate for change in the war against childhood diabetes. She has a compelling reason: if type 1 diabetes continues to spread at its current rate, one in three Americans born today will get this incurable disease.

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Keeping Kids with Diabetes Safe at School

Published: Oct 25th, 2011

Get all the latest information on keeping your child with diabetes safe at school. View the American Diabetes Association’s recorded webinar presentation, focusing on challenges facing students with diabetes, Federal and State laws, developing a 504 plan and strategies to overcome challenges, and much more!

AntiCD3 Trial Featured in JDRF Countdown Magazine

AntiCD3 Trial Featured in JDRF Countdown Magazine

Published: Oct 14th, 2011

JDRF’s Countdown Magazine featured information on TrialNet’s AntiCD3 prevention trial. Phase I of the trial aims to evaluate an anti-CD3 drug can halt, or reverse, diabetes in high-risk groups.

UF advocate in the fight against diabetes speaks to congressional panel

Published: Oct 12th, 2011

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, R.N., a consultant for the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, spoke about the importance of National Institutes of Health-funded diabetes research and its effects on patients and families at a congressional briefing in Washington D.C.

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Florida Diabetes Camp Weekend Event

Published: Oct 11th, 2011

Florida Diabetes Camp is hosting weekend events for families in October (in Tampa) and for Grades K-5 in November (in Lake Worth). Sign Up Today!

Disney Discovers Diabetes

Published: Jul 21st, 2011

The Walt Disney Company has created a new character, Coco, who has type 1 diabetes, and she is featured in a new Disney book called “Coco and Goofy’s Goofy Day.” The book was created through a partnership between Disney and Lilly Diabetes.