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Undiagnosed diabetes associated with higher mortality in breast cancer

Twenty-six percent of women with breast cancer in a recent study had previously undiagnosed diabetes, according to research published in BMC Cancer. "In breast cancer, previously undiagnosed diabetes is associated with advanced stage cancer and increased mortality," researchers wrote. "Identifying biological factors would require further investigation."

2013: A Year of Many Possibilities

With the hopes of soon becoming a diabetes educator and a nurse, Eleni Polopolus Sheehan, graduate student at the University of Florida, reminds us that anything is possible in the year of 2013. Learn about her story and others.

Seminar Series

The University of Florida Diabetes Center of Excellence, in conjunction with UF’s College of Medicine and other UF-affiliated program sponsors, hosts numerous events including research seminars with topics presented by investigators from around the United States and the world. We hope you will be able to join us for an upcoming event.

ADA Announces New Program, ‘Pathway to Stop Diabetes’

The American Diabetes Association is launching a bold new program, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, in an effort to inspire and support a new generation of diabetes researchers. Through awards of $1.625 million over the course of five to seven years, the program 'will transform diabetes research by discovering young brilliant scientists and provide them with the resources needed for breakthrough discoveries.' Read more.

Islet transplant may curb Atherosclerosis Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

In a recent study published in Diabetes Care, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that pancreatic islet transplantation, a procedure in which islets are taken from the pancreas of an organ donor and implanted in another person, resulted in decreased artery plaque build-up (atherosclerosis) and improved glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes. Read more.

Prevalence of Diabetes in U.S. Youth Set to Rise Considerably

Projected estimates suggest considerable increases in the prevalence of type 1 and 2 diabetes among youth by 2050, according to research published in the December issue of Diabetes Care. The projections indicate a serious picture of the future national diabetes burden in youth. Even if the incidence remains at 2002 levels, because of the population growth projected by the U.S. Census the future numbers of youth with diabetes is projected to increase, resulting in increased health care needs and costs.

Laser Technology To Advance Diabetes Research

Researchers at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence are beta testing the Leica LMD7000 Laser Microdissection System, believed to help advance biomedical research. The Laser system has a variety of uses in both clinical & research pathology, and is currently benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation funded Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD).

A Day in the Life of Diabetes: Share your Photo!

This November, the American Diabetes Association wants your help to shed light on the many people affected by diabetes. Share a personal image representing what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to you! For every photo/image uploaded, CVS/pharmacy®, a proud sponsor of the ADA, will donate $1 to the Association, up to $25,000. Visit today!

Are you at risk?

Approximately twenty-five percent of Americans who have type 2 diabetes don’t know it. Are you one of them? Find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes by answering a few simple questions included in this one minute test. There has never been a more urgent time to know your risk. An estimated 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes.

Gators Step Out: Walk to STOP Diabetes on Nov. 10

Did you know that 1 in 3 children in the United States face a future with diabetes? The Gators Step Out team will be walking and raising funds for the American Diabetes Association’s signature fundraising walk, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in Jacksonville on Nov. 10, 2012. Learn how you can be apart of the team, how you can donate, and more information about the event!