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November 14th is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day, on November 14, is about mobilizing the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness. Together, we can mobilize the campaign for diabetes awareness, and build on the effort to promote diabetes care, prevention and finding a cure worldwide.

Global Reality of Type 1 Diabetes in 2013

Although it has been over 90 years since insulin was discovered, many people around the globe with T1D still lack access. Dr. Mark Atkinson, and his colleagues recently published an article in the journal Diabetes Care, to illustrate the need for global insulin. "We can change the current realities that exist so that all can benefit from advances in diabetes management & care."

At a Glance: The Special Diabetes Program

Did you know that nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes? If current trends continue, 1 in 3 Americans will face a life with diabetes by 2050. The Special Diabetes Program (SDP) is making great strides to reverse this epidemic, made possible by sustainable federal investment and advocacy campaigns. Become an advocate today.

The T1D Exchange Clinic Registry Experience

In a new study co-authored by UF Diabetes Faculty, researchers noted markedly different diabetes self-management techniques between children with excellent glycemic control and their poor-glycemic counterparts. This knowledge, made possible by the T1D Exchange Network, may help improve glycemic control among current and future type 1 diabetes patients.

Back To School With Diabetes

Sending a student with diabetes back to school, whether it is the first time after a new diagnosis, or the start of a new school year, requires careful planning and coordination. Getting a diabetes medical management plan in place is the first place to start. Check out our Diabetes at School page to learn more about resources available to you.

Diabetes Camp Weekend Events

It’s not too late to sign up for an upcoming Florida Diabetes Camp weekend event! At camp, children improve self-confidence and self-esteem, and learn the social skills of positive interaction that stay with them for a lifetime. What could be better for a child with diabetes? Upcoming dates and locations can be found by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you!

Betatrophin May Benefit T2D Patients, study finds

A newly-discovered hormone, betatrophin, has the ability to sharply boost the number of insulin-producing cells in mice according to a new study; a discovery which may someday lead to a treatment for Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for almost 90% of all diabetes cases. Read more.

Canine Crusader Makes A World of Difference

Canine crusader 'Nice' the dog and owner Erik Bendl, known as “World Guy” travel the nation promoting diabetes awareness. Learn how their latest journey led them to the University of Florida's Small Animal Hospital to help them continue in their mission.

Diabetes Research at UF

The University of Florida’s Diabetes Center of Excellence is an international leader in type 1 and type 2 diabetes research. Our team is dedicated to understanding the causes of diabetes and investigating therapies to treat and ultimately cure the disease. Learn more about clinical research underway at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence. We have several studies that we are currently recruiting for.

New Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

For the first time in its history, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers ages 10 to 18, which include treatments that go beyond lifestyle changes and to better help family physicians distinguish between T1D and T2D. Dr. Janet Silverstein, division chief of pediatric endocrinology at UF, was a co-author of the guidelines. Read more