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We invite you to explore recent discoveries made by UF Health clinical and research staff in the field of diabetes. These important contributions are leading the way to improved means of finding a cure. Featured Articles below:


Screening for Gestational Diabetes

Aug 2nd, 2014

UF Health faculty in the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology want to help reduce the likelihood of further complications related to this condition, including caesarian deliveries, hypoglycemia, and development of type 2 diabetes.

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Bacterial Interactions in the Gut May Influence Type 1 Diabetes

Jul 11th, 2014

A new study co-authored by UF diabetes researchers finds that bacteria in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids. The research is helping clarify the importance of healthy gut bacteria development in early childhood and could help lead to novel prevention therapies for people at risk of developing the disease.


UF receives $572,000 grant to study effects of weight-loss surgery on brain function, memory.

Jul 8th, 2014

In a new five-year study funded by the National Institutes of Health, University of Florida researchers will study the effects of bariatric weight-loss surgery on brain function, thinking, and memory. The cutting-edge research is the latest in a growing movement to explore the potential relationships between type 2 diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease.

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Perspective: New Type 1 Diabetes Risk Factors

Jul 5th, 2014

UF Health physician Kenneth Cusi, MD recently gave his perspective on a small new study took the first step to demonstrate a link between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease among type 1 diabetes patients. The editorial was published in the online magazine, EndocrineToday.


UF Researchers Named Among Top 10 Experts

Jun 30th, 2014

Mark Atkinson, PhD and Desmond Schatz, MD were recognized for their pre-eminent contributions in research and treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Learn more about this outstanding achievement.


Treatment could spur production of insulin in Type 1 diabetes

Jun 17th, 2014

Combining two different medications could help patients with Type 1 diabetes at least partially regain the ability to produce their own insulin, according to UF Health pediatric endocrinologist Michael Haller, MD.

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UF study: Prediabetes rates in England rise significantly

Jun 11th, 2014

A new study led by Diabetes Institute-Affiliate Researcher Dr. Arch G. Mainous finds rates of prediabetes in England from 2003 to 2011 rose sharply and may lead to a steep increase in diabetes in coming years. The BMJ article is the journal's most-read piece for the month of June.


UF researchers create protein with potential for diabetes treatment

Jun 2nd, 2014

Researchers in the UF Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine have discovered a new way to deliver a protein that helps develop cells that convert fat into energy. The research might have a profound significance for how obese individuals and patients with Type 2 diabetes are treated in the future. Read more.


A New Tool for Parents

Apr 1st, 2014

A new study by University of Florida researchers finds that most parents of children with Type 1 diabetes use Internet forums to gain knowledge of their child’s disease. The study’s findings can better establish how much these forums affect parents’ care of their children.