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World Diabetes Day- November 14th

Fact: Diabetes caused approximately 4.6 million global deaths in 2011 alone. In addition, 183 million people (50%) with diabetes worldwide are currently undiagnosed. World Diabetes Day is held on November 14th of each year and engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy, education, and awareness.

Measuring Glycaemic Index

The International Diabetes Federation has developed a special application to raise awareness of the Glycaemic Index (GI) and the various nutritional components that make up a healthy and well-balanced diet. These interactive tools displays a variety of foods, divided by food group, with an indication of their respective GI values and whether the food causes a slow, medium or rapid rise in blood glucose levels.

Advancing Research & Improving Lives

Fact: Nearly 26 Million Americans have diabetes; 8.3% of the population. The Special Diabetes Program (SDP) has led to groundbreaking discoveries and new treatments that are improving the lives of people with diabetes and demonstrating a strong return on the federal investment. Get the facts and help be apart of renewing SDP-funded research opportunities.

Patient Profile: Meet Abigail

Abigail Neal, patient at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 4. At the time, she was the youngest patient to receive an insulin pump at Shands at UF. Now, she is teaming up with UF doctors to fight type 1 diabetes. Learn more about her story and how the DCOE can offer personalized care to you.

Regulating Glucose Can Prevent Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

People with pre-diabetes are significantly less likely to develop diabetes if their blood glucose levels are normalized in time, according to new research. Those at high risk for Type 2 diabetes and who experience normal glucose regulation are 56 percent less likely to develop the disease 10 years later. Read more.

UF Research Spotlight

University of Florida investigators Brian S. Wilson, MD, PhD, and Mark Atkinson, PhD, have teamed up with colleagues at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., to devise a new combination therapy that reverses established type 1 diabetes in mice.

23% of U.S. Teen Population Has Diabetes

About 23% of adolescents in the United States had type 2 diabetes or were on the verge of developing the condition in 2008, up from 9% less than a decade before, according to a new study released in Pediatrics.

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

Family Camp at Camp Crystal Lake

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to spend the weekend with your family at beautiful Camp Crystal Lake. You will meet new friends, enjoy the outdoors, and talk with nationally recognized diabetes experts in an informal camp setting.