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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wall Street Journal featured Type 1 Diabetes testing and research in its May 8th issue in an article titled, "New Push to Treat the Other Diabetes: With Rise in Type 1 In Adults and Kids, Researchers Aim To Detect, Control Early."
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
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.
We want to thank everyone who submitted entries to the 4th Annual World Diabetes Day Photo Contest for promoting awareness of diabetes.
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.
Please join us and the rest of the Gator nation as we light the tower in recognition of World Diabetes Day. The annual Tower Lighting Ceremony is set to take place Friday, Nov. 18 at Century Tower. The ceremony enforces the world’s commitment to Diabetes awareness and advocacy.