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Characteristics of youth with type 1 diabetes with and without a parent with type 1 diabetes in the T1D exchange clinic registry

Published: Dec 21st, 2015

UFDI Investigator Desmond Schatz, M.D. and collaborators found that the diagnosis of T1D in children and adolescents tends to be earlier if one parent a type 1 diabetic.

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World Diabetes Day Blue Circle Photo Contest Winners

Published: Dec 18th, 2015

Below are the winners of November’s Blue Circle Photo Contest sponsored by the University of Florida’s Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Program! First Place:   Second Place: Third Place: Other […]

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Study of GABA in Healthy Volunteers: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Published: Dec 6th, 2015

UFDI Director Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. and collaborators found that GABA is rapidly absorbed and tolerated in human beings. They believe that its endocrine effects suggest potential therapeutic benefits for diabetes.

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Targeted Deep Sequencing in Multiple-Affected Sibships of European Ancestry Identifies Rare Deleterious Variants in PTPN22 that Confer Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Dec 6th, 2015

UF investigators and collaborators found that rare deleterious variants in PTPN22 exist and can affect T1D risk.

Schatz 2015 Medium

Vitamin D status in youth with type 1 and type 2 diabetes enrolled in the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium is not worse than in youth without diabetes

Published: Dec 4th, 2015

UFDI Investigator Desmond Schatz, M.D. and other researchers found that vitamin D insufficiency is present in a substantial proportion of youth with diabetes, particularly minorities, but the prevalence appears similar […]

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Effect of Metformin Added to Insulin on Glycemic Control Among Overweight/Obese Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Published: Dec 2nd, 2015

UFDI Investigator Michael Haller, M.D. and other researchers found that among overweight adolescents with type 1 diabetes, the addition of metformin to insulin did not improve glycemic control after 6 […]

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Insulitis and β-Cell Mass in the Natural History of Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Nov 21st, 2015

UFDI and nPOD investigators found that the presence of β-cells as well as insulitis several years after T1D diagnosis in children and young adults suggest that the chronicity of islet […]

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Immune Depletion in Combination with Allogeneic Islets Permanently Restores Tolerance to Self-Antigens in Diabetic NOD Mice

Published: Nov 20th, 2015

UFDI researchers Amanda Posgai, Ph.D. and Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. and collaborators examine a new approach for preserving beta cell function in patients with recent onset T1D.

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New funding opportunities available

Published: Nov 19th, 2015

From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Aging: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R01) “This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications that propose basic, clinical, and epidemiological […]

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Study of GABA in Healthy Volunteers: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Published: Nov 12th, 2015

UFDI Researcher Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. and collaborators found that that GABA is rapidly absorbed and tolerated in human beings, and its endocrine effects suggest potential therapeutic benefits for diabetes.