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A Passion to Defeat Diabetes

As a long-time diabetes advocate, Janet Silverstein, M.D., has been traveling to Camp Winona in the Ocala National Forest to serve as medical director for the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes since 1979.

Are you interested in participating in a Type 1 diabetes research study?

Diabetes investigators at UF Health are seeking participants for a pharmaceutical research study of 1 and up to 3 years to test an investigational new drug for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. We are looking for males and females between the ages of 18 and 35 who have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes within the past 8 weeks. Enrolled participants will receive payment compensation for their time and travel during the study. Learn more.

Organic Food for Kids: Worth the Price?

In an article published on WebMD, pediatricians argue parents may be wasting their money by buying organic foods based on the belief they are more nutritious. Dr. Janet Silverstein, a Pediatrician at the University of Florida and avid Florida Diabetes Camp supporter, gives her advice as well. The American Academy of Pediatricians provides information on milk, organic produce, and meat correlating to their research.

Research Spotlight: Patrick Rowe, PhD

Patrick Rowe, PhD, a researcher at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, is using groundbreaking technology to better understand the early stages of type 1 diabetes. Via a laser microdissection system, he is investigating whether islet autoantibodies, early markers of risk for type 1 diabetes, are associated with stressed/overworked insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas.

First Artificial Pancreas Outpatient Trial in the U.S. Gets FDA Approval

Did you hear the great news about the first artificial pancreas outpatient trial in the U.S. being approved by the FDA? To help ensure that progress like the artificial pancreas continues to improve the lives of those with diabetes by simply sending an email to your members of Congress.

Diabetes Research

University of Florida doctoral candidates and research fellows will present type 1 diabetes research findings during the 30th Annual Pediatric Science Days on March 8, 2012.

Research News

A recent study of 182 type 1 diabetes patients revealed that 10% of those who had the disease for 31 to 40 years still produced C-peptide and showed intact beta-cell functioning, suggesting insulin production may continue for decades after the disease's onset.

What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are subtle. In fact, about one out of three people with type 2 diabetes don't know they have it. If you believe that you may be at risk for Diabetes, consider a appointment to one of our board certified endocrinologists. For an appointment today call 352-265-0139

Artificial Pancreas Advocacy Campaign

Last week JDRF launched the Artificial Pancreas Campaign. Now, they need your help. You can help the FDA understand what having access to the Artificial Pancreas will mean to those living with diabetes by signing a petition. The goal of the initiative is to convince the FDA to adopt the recommendations of clinical experts to advance the development of an artificial pancreas, a device which has the potential to be the most revolutionary advancement in the treatment of T1D since the discovery of insulin.