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More Evidence Weight-Loss Surgery Helps People With Diabetes

Published: Apr 1st, 2014

STAMPEDE investigators report a 3-year follow-up of obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes randomized to intensive medical therapy or to such therapy plus bariatric surgery. Significantly more patients in the bariatric surgery groups achieved glycemic control. These results were presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Washington, DC . Read more.

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New diabetes prevention website launched in Asia

Published: Mar 26th, 2014

A new diabetes prevention website – the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative – has been launched in Asia in an attempt to put a stop to the growing epidemic on the world’s most populous continent by offering authoritative, science-based information about type 2 diabetes. Read more from Harvard School of Public Health newsroom.

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Living with Diabetes: Perspectives from Uganda

Published: Dec 8th, 2013

Shannon Lyles, a UF Health Pediatric Diabetes Nurse Educator, recently returned from Uganda for a firsthand account of what it means to live with diabetes in another country. See how her experience translates into an inspiring message for all of us.

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NBA’s Corey Brewer hosts Youth Basketball Camp to Benefit Diabetes

Published: Jul 11th, 2013

Former Gator and current Minnesota Twins basketball player, Corey Brewer, will host his fourth annual basketball camp in Gainesville in August. Camp attendees will take part in lectures, drill stations and contests, player evaluations and 5-on-5 games.

Family’s Perspecitve: The TrialNet Oral Insulin Study

Published: Apr 8th, 2013

UF TrialNet researchers are exploring whether taking an oral insulin capsule everyday can help delay or prevent type 1 diabetes. Learn more about how family members can get involved and reasons to participate in the hopes of finding a cure.

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5th Annual “Blue Circle” Photo Contest

Published: Oct 31st, 2012

We want to thank everyone who submitted entries to the 5th Annual World Diabetes Day Photo Contest for promoting awareness of diabetes. Our combined strength is the key element which makes this campaign so special. As you browse the entries, you will see that the pictures submitted show proof of that commitment.

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Laser Technology To Advance Diabetes Research

Published: Oct 17th, 2012

Researchers at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence are beta testing the Leica LMD7000 Laser Microdissection System, believed to help advance biomedical research. The Laser system has a variety of uses in both clinical & research pathology, and is currently benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation funded Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD).

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A Day in the Life of Diabetes: Share your Photo!

Published: Oct 1st, 2012

This November, the American Diabetes Association wants your help to shed light on the many people affected by diabetes. Share a personal image representing what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to you! For every photo/image uploaded, CVS/pharmacy®, a proud sponsor of the ADA, will donate $1 to the Association, up to $25,000. Visit today!

Diabetes Risk Test

Are you at risk?

Published: Oct 1st, 2012

Approximately twenty-five percent of Americans who have type 2 diabetes don’t know it. Are you one of them? Find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes by answering a few simple questions included in this one minute test. There has never been a more urgent time to know your risk. An estimated 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes.

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World Diabetes Day- November 14th

Published: Oct 1st, 2012

Fact: Diabetes caused approximately 4.6 million global deaths in 2011 alone. In addition, 183 million people (50%) with diabetes worldwide are currently undiagnosed. World Diabetes Day is held on November 14th of each year and engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy, education, and awareness.