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And the Winner is…

We want to thank everyone who submitted entries to the 4th Annual World Diabetes Day Photo Contest for promoting awareness of diabetes.

Florida Department of Health lights Florida Historic Capital Blue

At dusk on World Diabetes Day, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum will light up in blue, joining the Empire State Building, Sydney's Opera House, Niagara Falls, the Pyramids and over a thousand other iconic landmarks across the world in honoring the battle against diabetes.

Diabetes by the Numbers

25.8 million men, women, and children in the United States have diabetes. That is 8.3% of the American population. 79 million more Americans are currently at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Century Tower Lighting Event

Please join us and the rest of the Gator nation as we light the tower in recognition of World Diabetes Day. The annual Tower Lighting Ceremony is set to take place Friday, Nov. 18 at Century Tower. The ceremony enforces the world’s commitment to Diabetes awareness and advocacy.

Artificial Pancreas Advocacy Campaign

Last week JDRF launched the Artificial Pancreas Campaign. Now, they need your help. You can help the FDA understand what having access to the Artificial Pancreas will mean to those living with diabetes by signing a petition. The goal of the initiative is to convince the FDA to adopt the recommendations of clinical experts to advance the development of an artificial pancreas, a device which has the potential to be the most revolutionary advancement in the treatment of T1D since the discovery of insulin.

Century Tower Lighting Event

Please join us and the rest of the Gator nation as we light the tower in recognition of World Diabetes Day. The annual Tower Lighting Ceremony is set to take place Friday, Nov. 18 at Century Tower. The ceremony enforces the world’s commitment to Diabetes awareness and advocacy.

4th Annual “Blue Circle” Photo Contest

Enter the 4th Annual World Diabetes Day Photo Contest. The contest closes November 11, 2011, and the winner will be announced November 14, 2011. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Doing Battle with Diabetes

"UF works to unlock causes and cures so kids like Matt Danner won’t be sidelined by their disease." Florida Magazine recently featured an article highlighting the UF Diabetes Center researchers, physicians, and a special patient, Matt Danner.

Q&A on Childhood Diabetes

Dr. Janet Silverstein, a diabetes expert at the UF College of Medicine, is a powerful advocate for change in the war against childhood diabetes. She has a compelling reason: if type 1 diabetes continues to spread at its current rate, one in three Americans born today will get this incurable disease.

Walk to Stop Diabetes – Gators Step Out

We are walking and raising funds for the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising walk, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Join our Gator team or donate to the cause. The walk is November 12th in Jacksonville, FL.