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Schatz 2015 Medium

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.


World Diabetes Day Blue Circle Photo Contest Winners

Published: Dec 18th, 2015

See the winners from November’s photo contest sponsored by the University of Florida’s Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Program.


JDRF requests letters of intent

Published: Nov 5th, 2015

JDRF recently posted two new opportunities. The first is titled Overcoming Obstacles to Achieving Immune Tolerance in Type 1 Diabetes. From JDRF: “JDRF is soliciting letters of intent for the […]


Corey Brewer Camp

Published: Jul 10th, 2015

NBA star Corey Brewer was in Gainesville to host his 6th Back 2 Back basketball camp with 100% of proceeds benefiting diabetes programs at UF Health Shands.


Recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in diabetes & endocrinology

Published: Jun 11th, 2015

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been ranked as Florida’s top children’s hospital in Diabetes and Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report, 2015.


Corey Brewer Hosts 5th Annual Basketball Camp

Published: Aug 20th, 2014

Former Gator and NBA player Corey Brewer was in Gainesville to host his fifth annual Back 2 Back Youth Basketball Camp to benefit the Corey Brewer Fight Diabetes Fund at UF Health. “Each year, it gets better and better,” he said.

Pancreatic Surgery

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.


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.


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.

Corey Brewer Swamp

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.