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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!

World Diabetes Day- November 14th

Fact: Diabetes caused approximately 4.6 million global deaths in 2011 alone. In addition, 183 million people (50%) with diabetes worldwide are currently undiagnosed. World Diabetes Day is held on November 14th of each year and engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy, education, and awareness.

Measuring Glycaemic Index

The International Diabetes Federation has developed a special application to raise awareness of the Glycaemic Index (GI) and the various nutritional components that make up a healthy and well-balanced diet. These interactive tools displays a variety of foods, divided by food group, with an indication of their respective GI values and whether the food causes a slow, medium or rapid rise in blood glucose levels.

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.

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.