UF Health faculty in the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology want to reduce the likelihood of complications related to gestational diabetes - which occurs when pregnant women without a history of diabetes develop high blood glucose levels. A recent study published by UF Health researchers is the latest to shed light on this growing public health concern with implications for all expectant mothers.
Kenneth Cusi, MD, adult medical director for the UF Diabetes Institute, recently gave his perspective on a small new study took the first step to demonstrate a link between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease among type 1 diabetes patients. The editorial was published in the online magazine, EndocrineToday.
UF College of Dentistry faculty are moving advancements in diabetes care forward through efforts to prevent, reverse, and arrest oral complications associated with the disease. Researchers say they have made significant progress in understanding the important clinical connections between oral, bone, and joint health and type 1 diabetes.
Combining two different medications could help patients with Type 1 diabetes at least partially regain the ability to produce their own insulin, according to UF Health pediatric endocrinologist Michael Haller, MD.
Researchers in the UF Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine have discovered a new way to deliver a protein that helps develop cells that convert fat into energy. The research might have a profound significance for how obese individuals and patients with Type 2 diabetes are treated in the future. Read more.
STAMPEDE investigators report a 3-year follow-up of obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes randomized to intensive medical therapy or to such therapy plus bariatric surgery. Significantly more patients in the bariatric surgery groups achieved glycemic control. These results were presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting in Washington, DC . Read more.
A new diabetes prevention website - the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative - has been launched in Asia in an attempt to put a stop to the growing epidemic on the world's most populous continent by offering authoritative, science-based information about type 2 diabetes. Read more from Harvard School of Public Health newsroom.
Research suggests there may be a connection between less hygienic conditions in childhood and lower rates of type 1 diabetes. Is Finland's population the key to unlocking this mystery? Read the latest in a recent article from the Washington Post.
Shannon Lyles, a UF Health Pediatric Diabetes Nurse Educator, recently returned from Uganda for a firsthand account of what it means to live with diabetes in another country. See how her experience translates into an inspiring message for all of us.
Desmond Schatz, M.D., medical director of the UF Health Diabetes Center of Excellence, will begin his term as president of the American Diabetes Association in 2016. First, he will serve as vice president in 2014 and then as president-elect in 2015.