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Effect of Metformin Added to Insulin on Glycemic Control Among Overweight/Obese Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Published: Jan 5th, 2016

UFDI Investigator Michael Haller, M.D. and collaborators found that among overweight adolescents with type 1 diabetes, the addition of metformin to insulin did not improve glycemic control after 6 months.

A cell-based microarray to investigate combinatorial effects of microparticle-encapsulated adjuvants on dendritic cell activation

Published: Jan 3rd, 2016

UF investigators studied the feasibility of the immunoarray platform to screen microparticle- encapsulated adjuvant combinations for the development of improved and personalized vaccines.

Plasma thyroid hormone concentration is associated with hepatic triglyceride content in patients with type 2 diabetes

Published: Dec 28th, 2015

UFDI investigators and collaborators found that thyroid hormone may play a role in the regulation of hepatic steatosis and support the notion that hypothyroidism may be associated with non-alcoholic fatty […]

Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Youth Remain Limited

Published: Dec 28th, 2015

UF Investigators Colette Meehan, M.D., Janet Silverstein, M.D. examined treatment options available for youth with type 2 diabetes.

Intranasal Glucagon for Treatment of Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Crossover Noninferiority Study

Published: Dec 21st, 2015

UFDI Investigator Michael Haller, M.D. and other researchers found that intranasal glucagon was highly effective in treating insulin-induced hypoglycemia in adults with type 1 diabetes.

Characteristics of youth with type 1 diabetes with and without a parent with type 1 diabetes in the T1D exchange clinic registry

Published: Dec 21st, 2015

UFDI Investigator Desmond Schatz, M.D. and collaborators found that the diagnosis of T1D in children and adolescents tends to be earlier if one parent a type 1 diabetic.

World Diabetes Day Blue Circle Photo Contest Winners

Published: Dec 18th, 2015

Below are the winners of November’s Blue Circle Photo Contest sponsored by the University of Florida’s Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Research Program! First Place:   Second Place: Third Place: Other […]

Study of GABA in Healthy Volunteers: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Published: Dec 6th, 2015

UFDI Director Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. and collaborators found that GABA is rapidly absorbed and tolerated in human beings. They believe that its endocrine effects suggest potential therapeutic benefits for diabetes.

Targeted Deep Sequencing in Multiple-Affected Sibships of European Ancestry Identifies Rare Deleterious Variants in PTPN22 that Confer Risk for Type 1 Diabetes

Published: Dec 6th, 2015

UF investigators and collaborators found that rare deleterious variants in PTPN22 exist and can affect T1D risk.

Vitamin D status in youth with type 1 and type 2 diabetes enrolled in the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium is not worse than in youth without diabetes

Published: Dec 4th, 2015

UFDI Investigator Desmond Schatz, M.D. and other researchers found that vitamin D insufficiency is present in a substantial proportion of youth with diabetes, particularly minorities, but the prevalence appears similar […]