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Brusko Lab: Protecting the “Blighted” Beta Cell

In an interview with International Innovation, Todd Brusko, PhD, explains how changes in the field of diabetes research are giving his team of scientists at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence new opportunities and hope to be able to translate their laboratory findings into clinical treatments. Currently, his team is investigating treatments for type 1 diabetes based on their experiments with regulatory T cells, known as “Tregs.” Learn more.

Adult Obesity Rates Predicted to Soar by 2030, New Report Finds

In a new report issued by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, adult obesity rates could exceed 60% in 13 states by 2030. The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every state over the next 20 years. By contrast, the analysis also shows that states could prevent obesity-related diseases and dramatically reduce health care costs if they reduced the average BMI of their residents by just 5 percent by 2030.

Become an advocate for Type 1 Diabetes: Children’s Congress

Looking to make a difference in the lives of children with type 1 diabetes throughout the country? Apply to become a Children's Congress 2013 delegate, and let your legislators know why T1D research is so important! The deadline for applications to be received by JDRF is 5pm EDT, Thursday, November 1, 2012. Learn more.

UF Pancreas Transplant Reactivation Plans Underway

The University of Florida's Division of Transplantation Surgery is pleased to announce plans to reactivate the adult pancreas transplant program at UF&Shands, pending approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). This positive news comes following the UF College of Medicine's appointment of two new liver, kidney and pancreas surgeons, who joined the team on Aug. 1. Learn more.

Immunological Studies in T1D at UF

The Immunological Studies in Type 1 Diabetes research project at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence is currently enrolling participants with and without diabetes. For more information regarding eligibility, please click here.

Technology Corner: MyCareConnect

Learn more about MyCareConnect and BlueLoop today! Both are free internet tools for communicating diabetes information among parents, school nurses, and health care providers via email and text messages, enabling everyone to stay in the loop with a quick and easy process.

Dr. Kenneth Cusi Featured in Diabetes Forecast Magazine

Dr. Kenneth Cusi, Chief of Adult Endocrinology at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, was recently featured in the May issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine discussing the relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Click to learn more.

Is Glu for You? is a new website that creates a way for people with type 1 diabetes to find each other, learn from each other, and help each other.

Patient Profile: Meet Sydney Thomas

The UF Diabetes Center of Excellence gives parents a crash course on taking care of a child with diabetes with doctors keeping close tabs on their patients between appointments. Meet one of our special patients, Sydney Thomas, and learn about the ways the DCOE can assist you.