Published: Feb 15th, 2014
UF Health researchers are seeking fathers and step-fathers of children and youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to take part in a new research study seeking to better understand the educational needs and priorities of their children. Funded by the University of Florida and the Jonas Foundation for Nursing Research, the study will require participants to complete two surveys and an in-person interview. Learn more.
Published: Jan 24th, 2014
The prototype Google “smart” contact lens is designed to provide readings of glucose levels in the tears. The lens, equipped with an antenna and tiny chips, has the potential to replace the finger prick test in diabetes patients and make readings far less invasive. Diabetes is a chronic problem, affecting about one in 19 people across the globe and one in 12 in the United States. Read more.
Published: Jan 24th, 2014
As concerns over childhood obesity prevail, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data reveals that only about 25 percent of teenagers’ ages 12 to 15 are meeting federal fitness guidelines, specifically – an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day. Experts say that limited amounts of daily physical activity are concerning, given the increasing number of obese and overweight children who are also diagnosed with diabetes. Read more.
Published: Jan 15th, 2014
Data on 99,316 middle-aged and older women showed those who engaged in muscle-strengthening and conditioning activities (resistance exercise, yoga, stretching, toning) had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with their sedentary counterparts. Read more.
Published: Jan 14th, 2014
Pediatric type 1 diabetes patients had lower axial diffusivity in the frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes compared with those without diabetes, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers also saw an association between cognitive ability and white matter structure in children with type 1 diabetes, but not in the nondiabetes group. Read more.
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.
Published: Dec 18th, 2013
Dr. Bryon Petersen, a UF Health-affiliated diabetes research investigator and his research team are working to zero-in on a new functional protein, termed Islet Homeostasis Protein (IHoP) and its function(s) within the pancreas. “With this new target, we are now working to design new therapeutic approaches that will someday lead to the clinics and treatment of patients,” says Petersen. Read more.
Published: Dec 5th, 2013
For individuals with Type 2 diabetes, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. A recent Israeli study found that those who indulge in a big breakfast packed with protein and fat saw a striking change in management of their diabetes. Read more.
Published: Nov 30th, 2013
We want to thank everyone who submitted entries for this year’s World Diabetes Day Blue Circle photo contest to promote diabetes awareness. This campaign continues to garner more attention every year, and we received entries from far-and-beyond this year! See a compilation of this year’s winners!
Published: Nov 14th, 2013
For the first time in a decade, the American Heart Association in conjunction with the American College of Cardiology is issuing new guidelines for the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to target preventing heart attacks and strokes. Among the most dramatic changes, people ages 40-75 with Type 2 diabetes will now be recommended to take a statin drug, regardless of their cholesterol. Read more.