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UF Pancreas Transplant Reactivation Plans Underway

Published: Aug 22nd, 2012

The University of Florida’s Division of Transplantation Surgery is pleased to announce plans to reactivate the adult pancreas transplant program at UF&Shands, pending approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). This positive news comes following the UF College of Medicine’s appointment of two new liver, kidney and pancreas surgeons, who joined the team on Aug. 1. Learn more.

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Immunological Studies in T1D at UF

Published: Aug 1st, 2012

The Immunological Studies in Type 1 Diabetes research project at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence is currently enrolling participants with and without diabetes. For more information regarding eligibility, please click here.

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Technology Corner: MyCareConnect

Published: Jul 10th, 2012

Learn more about MyCareConnect and BlueLoop today! Both are free internet tools for communicating diabetes information among parents, school nurses, and health care providers via email and text messages, enabling everyone to stay in the loop with a quick and easy process.

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NBA star Corey Brewer’s basketball camp benefits diabetes programs at UF&Shands

Published: Jul 8th, 2012

The Corey Brewer Back-to-Back Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages
9 to 18 features lectures, player evaluations, basketball drills, games and education sessions led by Brewer and other coaches from Five Star Basketball, the camp’s sponsor. Learn More.

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Dr. Kenneth Cusi Featured in Diabetes Forecast Magazine

Published: Jun 26th, 2012

Dr. Kenneth Cusi, Chief of Adult Endocrinology at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, was recently featured in the May issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine discussing the relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Click to learn more.

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Is Glu for You?

Published: Jun 24th, 2012 is a new website that creates a way for people with type 1 diabetes to find each other, learn from each other, and help each other.


Snacking in between meals beneficial, health expert says

Published: Jun 20th, 2012

When done right, snacks help fill in nutritional gaps, head off between-meal energy slumps, help you to fuel up before exercise, and may actually lead to eating less, according to one health expert. Source: WebMD

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Patient Profile: Meet Sydney Thomas

Published: Jun 20th, 2012

The UF Diabetes Center of Excellence gives parents a crash course on taking care of a child with diabetes with doctors keeping close tabs on their patients between appointments. Meet one of our special patients, Sydney Thomas, and learn about the ways the DCOE can assist you.

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Wall Street Journal Highlights Diabetes Efforts and TrialNet

Published: May 18th, 2012

The Wall Street Journal featured Type 1 Diabetes testing and research in its May 8th issue in an article titled, “New Push to Treat the Other Diabetes: With Rise in Type 1 In Adults and Kids, Researchers Aim To Detect, Control Early.”

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UF Diabetes Administrator to speak at Centers of Excellence Conference

Published: Apr 28th, 2012

UF Diabetes Center of Excellence Administrator Les Jebson has been asked to serve as a guest presenter at the upcoming Diabetes Centers of Excellence Conference being held May 17-18th in Atlanta, GA. His presentation will emphasize the use of population metrics data to
drive the organization strategy and mission of a diabetes center.