UFDILogo Diabetes Awareness Month: November 2015

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Join members of the community, patients, researchers, and care providers as we celebrate, educate and share our desire to raise awareness for diabetes.

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PhotoContest (3) World Diabetes Day ‘Blue Circle’ Photo Contest

This is your chance to be creative & promote diabetes awareness.

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The new UF Diabetes Institute brings more than 100 researchers together to battle disease. Read more.

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NBA star Corey Brewer was in Gainesville to host his 6th Back 2 Back basketball camp with 100% of proceeds benefiting diabetes programs at UF Health Shands.

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Childrens-hospital Recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in diabetes & endocrinology

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been ranked as Florida’s top children’s hospital in Diabetes and Endocrinology by U.S. News & World Report, 2015.

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nPODThumb Insulitis and β-Cell Mass in the Natural History of Type 1 Diabetes

UFDI and nPOD investigators found that the presence of β-cells as well as insulitis several years after T1D diagnosis in children and young adults suggest that the chronicity of islet […]

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UFDI researchers Amanda Posgai, Ph.D. and Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. and collaborators examine a new approach for preserving beta cell function in patients with recent onset T1D.

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From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Aging: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (R01) “This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications that propose basic, clinical, and epidemiological […]

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UFDI Researcher Mark Atkinson, Ph.D. and collaborators found that that GABA is rapidly absorbed and tolerated in human beings, and its endocrine effects suggest potential therapeutic benefits for diabetes.

Diabetes5k Heroes Dash for Diabetes 5k

The Dash for Diabetes 5k will be a hero themed 5k race in which participants have the option of dressing up as their superhero of choice and running the race […]

Beyond the brain: disrupted in schizophrenia 1 regulates pancreatic β-cell function via glycogen synthase kinase-3β

Individuals with schizophrenia and their first-degree relatives have higher rates of type 2 diabetes than the general population (18-30 vs. 1.2-6.3%), independent of body mass index and antipsychotic medication, suggesting […]

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Diabetes prevention series

IFASBig University of Florida and the IFAS Lake County Extension Office will put on "Small Steps/Big Rewards," a four-part series about preventing or delaying diabetes, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25, and Oct. 2 at Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St.

The series also will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 17 and 24, and Oct. 1 and 8 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

Find more information here.