‘Photovoice’ (photos and captions) was used in this UF study to illustrate the differences in perspective between adolescents and parents regarding living with a child with T1D. The results showcase differences in opinion regarding food-mindfulness, freedom, and more.
UF Investigators Colette Meehan, M.D., Janet Silverstein, M.D. examined treatment options available for youth with type 2 diabetes.
UFDI Investigator Janet Silverstein, M.D. and collaborators examined the frequency of depressive symptoms among youth with T1D and T2D enrolled in Pediatric Diabetes Consortium registries. They identified depression symptoms in 13 percent of T1D and 22 percent of T2D participants. For youths with T1D, but not T2D, depressive symptoms correlated…
UF Health researchers use photos to understand how Type 1 diabetes affects children, meeting a critical need for research that addresses children’s perspectives.
As a long-time diabetes advocate, Janet Silverstein, M.D., has been traveling to Camp Winona in the Ocala National Forest to serve as medical director for the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes since 1979.
UF and UF Health faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students submitted a record number of original research presentations for the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions held June 13-17, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. This year's submissions represent one of the largest showcases of research emanating from UF.
For the first time in its history, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes in children and teenagers ages 10 to 18, which include treatments that go beyond lifestyle changes and to better help family physicians distinguish between T1D and T2D. Dr. Janet Silverstein, division chief of pediatric endocrinology at UF, was a co-author of the guidelines. Read more
In an article published on WebMD, pediatricians argue parents may be wasting their money by buying organic foods based on the belief they are more nutritious. Dr. Janet Silverstein, a Pediatrician at the University of Florida and avid Florida Diabetes Camp supporter, gives her advice as well. The American Academy of Pediatricians provides information on milk, organic produce, and meat correlating to their research.
"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.
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.