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Patient Profile: Meet Sydney Thomas

The UF Diabetes Center of Excellence gives parents a crash course on taking care of a child with diabetes with doctors keeping close tabs on their patients between appointments. Meet one of our special patients, Sydney Thomas, and learn about the ways the DCOE can assist you.

Regulating Glucose Can Prevent Onset of Type 2 Diabetes

People with pre-diabetes are significantly less likely to develop diabetes if their blood glucose levels are normalized in time, according to new research. Those at high risk for Type 2 diabetes and who experience normal glucose regulation are 56 percent less likely to develop the disease 10 years later. Read more.

NATCO 37th Annual Meeting

The NATCO Annual Meeting is the premier meeting where transplant and procurement practitioners join together to learn cutting-edge skills and collaborate with colleagues from all areas of their profession.

UF Research Spotlight

University of Florida investigators Brian S. Wilson, MD, PhD, and Mark Atkinson, PhD, have teamed up with colleagues at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, Calif., to devise a new combination therapy that reverses established type 1 diabetes in mice.

23% of U.S. Teen Population Has Diabetes

About 23% of adolescents in the United States had type 2 diabetes or were on the verge of developing the condition in 2008, up from 9% less than a decade before, according to a new study released in Pediatrics.

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.