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Processing Sugar: Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Harm?

Published: October 29th, 2014

Over the past decade, increased consumption of table sugar and artificial sweeteners has been linked to rising rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the United States and throughout the world. Now, new research evidence builds on these previous findings; providing new insights into pathogenesis and innovative therapies for this important disease. Read more.

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New research opportunity for prevention of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Published: October 27th, 2014

It is well known that pregnancy is a state of insulin resistance. In a new clinical trial at the University of Florida, researchers aim to identify the number of patients with NAFLD who have developed gestational diabetes during their pregnancy, and to determine whether there is a direct correlation between the two diseases. Learn more.

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Blueberry Hill Program Partners with UF Diabetes Institute

Published: October 27th, 2014

The Blueberry Family Health Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is excited to partner with the University of Florida Diabetes Institute and other leading diabetes organizations on a new program to prevent type 2 diabetes in children. The foundation, established by growers in the blueberry industry, will launch their first philanthropic programs in Florida in 2015. Read more.

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Vitamin D levels lack association with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, UF study finds

Published: October 27th, 2014

The relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease does not appear to be causal, challenging prior observational evidence that increasing the vitamin could reduce disease risk, according to new research published in the Journal of Hepatology. The UF study also measured the potential causal relationships between vitamin D and type 2 diabetes, and found similar outcomes.

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On the Same Page: The UF Diabetes Institute

Published: October 15th, 2014

In the latest issue of On the Same Page, UF Health president David S. Guzick, M.D. Ph.D. details the events leading up to the formation of the new UF Diabetes Institute — a collaboration of dozens of researchers campuswide all focused on forging new advances in treatment for a disease that afflicts an estimated 29.1 million Americans and 1 in 10 Floridians.

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Recent onset type 1 diabetes studies

Published: September 24th, 2014

Individuals with newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes. Researchers hope to delay and ultimately prevent diabetes by finding new approaches of diagnosing the disease in its earliest stage to optimize the potential for successful treatment and testing of innovative new therapies.

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Established type 1 diabetes (diagnosed 2 or more years ago)

Published: September 24th, 2014

Individuals who have long-standing type 1 diabetes. Research ranges from studies to save insulin producing cells to therapies to help manage diabetes and reduce possible disease complications.

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Family members of people with type 1 diabetes

Published: September 24th, 2014

If someone in your family has type 1 diabetes, you and other family members may be at risk. We offer many research trials through TrialNet, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Network (JDRF) and The Helmsley Foundation, to name a few.

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Type 2 diabetes research studies

Published: September 24th, 2014

Approximately 95 percent of all diabetes cases are type 2 manifestation. A number of studies are underway at the University of Florida and UF Health Jacksonville to help manage and treat the disease in both children and adults, as well as testing new innovative therapies as a means of reducing the risk for future complications.

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Diabetes-related studies

Published: September 24th, 2014

An estimated three out of five people with a diabetes manifestation have at least one other serious health problem commonly associated with the disease, including periodontal disease, heart disease, stroke, eye damage, chronic kidney disease, nerve pain, and foot problems which can lead to amputations. UF research aims to minimize the risk factors which can lead to these complications.