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Insulitis and β-Cell Mass in the Natural History of Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Nov 21st, 2015

UFDI and nPOD investigators found that the presence of β-cells as well as insulitis several years after T1D diagnosis in children and young adults suggest that the chronicity of islet […]


Why should you consider participating in diabetes research?

Published: Oct 20th, 2015

UFDI investigators Desmond Schatz, M.D. and Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, Ph.D. discuss patient participation in clinical trials in this diaTribe article.


Mobilization without immune depletion fails to restore immunological tolerance or preserve beta cell function in recent onset type 1 diabetes

Published: Oct 18th, 2015

UFDI investigators and collaborators found that granulocyte colony stimulating factor monotherapy did not affect C-peptide production, HbA1c, or insulin dose.This study supports the continued exploration of G-CSF and other mobilizing […]


Immunoproteomic Profiling of Anti-Viral Antibodies in New-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Using Protein Arrays

Published: Oct 12th, 2015

UFDI investigators and collaborators at Arizona State University found that the Epstein-Barr virus may have a role in type 1 diabetes development.

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JDRF and the American Diabetes Association, in Collaboration with Multiple Diabetes Organizations Publish New Classification and Staging Approach for Presymptomatic Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Sep 29th, 2015

JDRF and the American Diabetes Association, announced today that a new classification approach for staging T1D in its earliest presymptomatic stages would be published in the September 24th online version […]


Screening for T1D risk to reduce DKA is not economically viable

Published: Sep 25th, 2015

Several studies have documented reduced incidence of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in new-onset T1D when high-risk children are identified at an early age. As a result, researchers have questioned whether T1D […]


UF researchers release publication on the influence of type 1 diabetes on pancreatic weight

Published: Sep 13th, 2015

UFDI faculty and a University of Miami researcher found that “reduced pancreas weight allows for comparisons across a wide range of donor ages by eliminating confounding variables.”

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Picture Perfect

Published: Jun 1st, 2015

UF Health researchers use photos to understand how Type 1 diabetes affects children, meeting a critical need for research that addresses children’s perspectives.


At a Glance: American Diabetes Association

Published: Nov 14th, 2014

Combining Efforts to Stop Diabetes® Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and an additional 86 million have prediabetes, placing them at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The University of Florida and […]

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Bacteria in the Gut Offer Clues to Diabetes

Published: Jul 11th, 2014

A new study co-authored by University of Florida 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.