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New Data: 1 in 4 Teens Meeting Federal Fitness Guidelines

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.


Women can lower diabetes risk with muscle-strengthening exercises

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.


Study looks at brain structure in children with type 1 diabetes

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.


DEVOTE Study at UF Health

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.

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Inside Look: New Protein May Trigger Type 1 Diabetes

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.


The Link Between Breakfast and Diabetes

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.


WDD Blue Circle Winners

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!


American Heart Association issues new guidelines; affect T2D patients

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.


How to spot the warning signs of diabetes in children

Published: Nov 14th, 2013

UF type 1 diabetes expert Desmond Schatz and Shannon Lyles, a UF Health registered nurse, were both recently featured in a news segment on the hallmark symptoms you should be aware of when considering whether a child has developed diabetes. Typical features are polydipsia, meaning drinking too much, and polyuria, urinating too much, but there are some lesser symptoms you should be on the look out for as well. Read more.

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Join Walgreens in the Movement to Stop Diabetes®

Published: Nov 1st, 2013

The American Diabetes Association is excited to partner with Walgreens as a National Strategic Partner. To kick off the collaboration, Walgreens will be conducting a pin pad donation campaign this November during American Diabetes Month®. From now until Nov. 30, participate at your local Walgreens by donating $1, $2, $5 or $10 at checkout when you use a debit or credit card, and help raise critical funds for resources and educational programs in local communities. Learn more online.