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UFDI researcher on team studying possible T1D link

A prolonged infection by a common virus might sometimes trigger the immune system attack on the pancreas that ultimately leads to Type 1 diabetes. The finding from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young, or TEDDY, study was recently published in the journal Nature Medicine by a team of scientists that includes a University of Florida Health researcher.

UF researchers to study gut bacteria and T1D

A group of UF researchers will use a new $3.3 million grant to evaluate safety, tolerability, and general response to the probiotic Lactobacillus johnsonii N6.2 in people with T1D. The scientists aim to determine if the probiotic has a positive impact on gastrointestinal health and general wellness for individuals with T1D.

World Diabetes Day at UF

Join us in celebration of World Diabetes Day on the UF campus on 11/14! Click to learn about our scheduled events.

Atkinson awarded for groundbreaking research

The UFDI director was awarded the 2019 Jacobæus Prize, one of the top international honors in the field of endocrinology & metabolism, for contributions to groundbreaking T1D research.

Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting abstracts for our World Diabetes Day Poster Session on Nov. 14th from 9:30-11:00 am in the HPNP Reception Hall.

Diabetes Forecast People to Know 2019

Ashby Walker, Ph.D., director for health equity initiatives at the UF Diabetes Institute, was named as one of Diabetes Forecast Magazine's People to Know 2019! Dr. Walker was recognized for the Directed Research in Type 1 Diabetes class she developed for University of Florida students who have a personal connection to type 1 diabetes.

UF Health pediatrics diabetes and endocrinology nationally ranked at No. 19

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been nationally ranked in five medical specialties, making significant gains in three areas — pediatric cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and diabetes/endocrinology, according to the 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.