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iPhone blood glucose meter now available

The iBGStar blood glucose meter has arrived. This new “micro” meter can be used on its own, or can be connected to an iPhone or iPod touch to manage and communicate blood glucose information.

Friends for Life Conference

Join an international group of diabetes clinicians, researchers, physicians, adults, children, and families with diabetes at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference, July 3 – 8, 2012 in Orlando, FL.

UF Diabetes Administrator to speak at Centers of Excellence Conference

UF Diabetes Center of Excellence Administrator Les Jebson has been asked to serve as a guest presenter at the upcoming Diabetes Centers of Excellence Conference being held May 17-18th in Atlanta, GA. His presentation will emphasize the use of population metrics data to drive the organization strategy and mission of a diabetes center.

College Scholarships Available

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program is available to incoming freshmen seeking a higher education at an accredited four-year university, college, technical, or trade school. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2012. Click here to learn more.

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill named a Jonas Scholar

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, a diabetes nurse educator in the UF Health pediatric diabetes clinics was recently named a Jonas Scholar. This distinguished award will help her complete her doctoral studies and develop leadership skills. Care, Lead, Inspire continues at the College of Nursing.

First Artificial Pancreas Outpatient Trial in the U.S. Gets FDA Approval

Did you hear the great news about the first artificial pancreas outpatient trial in the U.S. being approved by the FDA? To help ensure that progress like the artificial pancreas continues to improve the lives of those with diabetes by simply sending an email to your members of Congress.

Tell Congress to increase diabetes funding!

Some Members of Congress want to derail ongoing diabetes research and undermine proven prevention efforts despite the fact that a staggering 100+ million Americans either have or are at risk of developing diabetes.

Dessert With Breakfast May Aid in Weight Loss, New Study Finds

Researchers at the 94th annual meeting and expo of The Endocrine Society have found that dieters have less hunger and cravings throughout the day and are better able to keep off lost weight if they eat a carbohydrate-rich, protein-packed breakfast that includes dessert. Read more.

Walk to Cure Diabetes

The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause, raising money to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. It's fun for families and builds camaraderie among company employees. Above all, it's an event you will feel good about being a part of.

Students with Diabetes National Conference

Students with Diabetes National Conference will be held in Tampa this June. Anyone ages 18-30 with diabetes is welcome to join. It will be a weekend of great speakers, fun activities, and lots of connections with others who have diabetes.