November is Bluevember


What is Bluevember?

Every 23 seconds, another person in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. An often “invisible” illness, diabetes affects 1 in 11 Americans, and 86 million more are at risk for the disease. The University of Florida Diabetes Institute challenges you to “go blue” and turn November into “Bluevember” for diabetes awareness.

Bluevember Events

A Panel Discussion on Women, Diabetes, and Health Equity

Tuesday, November 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Harrell Medical Education Building

Join us in recognizing World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, November 14, on the University of Florida campus at the Harrell Medical Education Building.

We are celebrating the research and extension efforts of UF female faculty around the International Diabetes Federation’s 2017 World Diabetes Day theme of “women and diabetes- our right to a healthy future”. This multidisciplinary, multi-college event will cover type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes-related issues.

The panel discussion is open to the public.

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Storytelling Meetup: Sugar Stories Co-sponsored by Self Narrate and The UF Diabetes Institute

Thursday, November 16 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at The Bull

Do you have a story to tell?

Join the UF Diabetes Institute in partnership with Self Narrate for a storytelling event.

In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, community members are invited to tell their sugar-themed stories. Storytellers will be given 5-7 minutes to share their sugar stories. The first half of the evening will consist of pre-submitted stories, and the second half of the evening is open to anyone to share.

We encourage you to submit a 2-3 sentence outline of your story to Self Narrate on Facebook or to by Monday, November 13.

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TrialNet Risk Screening for Type 1 Diabetes Family Members

Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the UF CTRB Building 

TrialNet will be screening family members for type 1 diabetes risk through the Pathway to Prevention Study.

Participating involves a simple blood test that could detect an increased risk up to ten years before symptoms appear. Those that test at risk may be eligible to participate in a prevention trial or ongoing monitoring. Screening is offered at no cost to type 1 diabetes family members- parents and siblings up to age 46, cousins, nieces, nephews, up to age 21.

Click here for more information: TrialNet Risk Screening


2017 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Saturday, November 18 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Riverwalk

Join the UF Diabetes Institute at the American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Step Out: Jacksonville.

Registration is free for the event, however, walkers are encouraged to fundraise to support the American Diabetes Association’s mission. Check-in for the walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. Walkers have the option to complete either a 1 mile or a 3.1 mile walk.


Click here for more information: Step Out: Jacksonville

Click here to register: UF Diabetes Institute Step Out Team