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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.

And the Winner is…

We want to thank everyone who submitted entries to the 4th Annual World Diabetes Day Photo Contest for promoting awareness of diabetes.

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.