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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.

Patient Profile: Meet Abigail

Abigail Neal, patient at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 4. At the time, she was the youngest patient to receive an insulin pump at Shands at UF. Now, she is teaming up with UF doctors to fight type 1 diabetes. Learn more about her story and how the DCOE can offer personalized care to you.

UF Researcher Receives T1D Grant To Study Mitochondria

Jing Chen, MD, PhD, researcher at the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence, will receive a $300,000 research grant to study Lymphocyte Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Type 1 diabetes, allowing further understanding of how mitochondria function affects two important cellular players in T1D: T cells and beta cells. Read more.

Exercise Required to Maintain Weight Loss

According to a recent article in journal Circulation, dieting without exercise does not work because people plateau, fail to lose additional pounds, or get frustrated. This is in part due to the body’s response to calorie restriction and weight loss by burning fewer calories. Adding physical activity increases the calorie burn and "puts the body in that zone where it's going to work for you, not against you," said obesity expert Jim Hill, co-author of the paper. Read more.

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.

UF Genetics Institute Welcomes New Director, T1D Expert

Patrick J. Concannon, PhD, will serve as the next Director of the University of Florida Genetics Institute. Previously, Dr. Concannon served as Professor of Biochemistry and and Molecular Genetics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His research interests include cellular DNA damage responses, breast cancer genetics, and genetics of type 1 diabetes.

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.

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