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Gators Step Out: Walk to STOP Diabetes on Nov. 10

Published: Oct 1st, 2012

Did you know that 1 in 3 children in the United States face a future with diabetes? The Gators Step Out team will be walking and raising funds for the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising walk, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in Jacksonville on Nov. 10, 2012. Learn how you can be apart of the team, how you can donate, and more information about the event!


Brusko Lab: Protecting the “Blighted” Beta Cell

Published: Sep 20th, 2012

In an interview with International Innovation, Todd Brusko, PhD, explains how changes in the field of diabetes research are giving his team of scientists at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence new opportunities and hope to be able to translate their laboratory findings into clinical treatments. Currently, his team is investigating treatments for type 1 diabetes based on their experiments with regulatory T cells, known as “Tregs.” Learn more.


Adult Obesity Rates Predicted to Soar by 2030, New Report Finds

Published: Sep 20th, 2012

In a new report issued by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, adult obesity rates could exceed 60% in 13 states by 2030. The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every state over the next 20 years. By contrast, the analysis also shows that states could prevent obesity-related diseases and dramatically reduce health care costs if they reduced the average BMI of their residents by just 5 percent by 2030.

JDRF Advocacy

Become an advocate for Type 1 Diabetes: Children’s Congress

Published: Sep 20th, 2012

Looking to make a difference in the lives of children with type 1 diabetes throughout the country? Apply to become a Children’s Congress 2013 delegate, and let your legislators know why T1D research is so important! The deadline for applications to be received by JDRF is 5pm EDT, Thursday, November 1, 2012. Learn more.

Pancreatic Surgery

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.

Blue Loop

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.

Brewer camp

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.