Mark-Atkinson-and-Desmond-Schatz-394x600 UF Researchers Named Among Top 10 Experts

Mark Atkinson, PhD and Desmond Schatz, MD were recognized for their pre-eminent contributions in research and treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Learn more about this outstanding achievement.

Haller-Michael_2907_Kiewel Treatment could spur production of insulin in Type 1 diabetes

Combining two different medications could help patients with Type 1 diabetes at least partially regain the ability to produce their own insulin, according to UF Health pediatric endocrinologist Michael Haller, MD.

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U.S. News ranked the UF Health Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Program first among seven-leading pediatric specialties at UF Health for the 2014-2015 year. The Program earned the highest ratings among pediatric diabetes and endocrinology programs in Florida, and 14th nationally.

Arch Mainous UF study: Prediabetes rates in England rise significantly

A new study led by Diabetes Institute-Affiliate Researcher Dr. Arch G. Mainous finds rates of prediabetes in England from 2003 to 2011 rose sharply and may lead to a steep increase in diabetes in coming years. The BMJ article is the journal’s most-read piece for the month of June.

OneVax - Copy Combining Efforts to Beat Type 1 Diabetes

Learn about the latest drug-delivery system developed by University of Florida researches that holds the promise for ways to treat and ultimately prevent persons from developing Type 1 Diabetes. The joint effort is bringing research closer to a cure.

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3771A0CF-621F-43EC-8ECF10B11FF7B88B Celiac Screening for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

Several studies to date have found that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) tend to have celiac disease more often than individuals in the general population. Michael Haller, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist at UF Health, told Medscape Medical News in a recent interview that screening every type 1 diabetes patient for the disease presents a unique clinical challenge. Read more.

baby blanket resize Bacterial Interactions in the Gut May Influence Type 1 Diabetes

A new study co-authored by UF diabetes researchers finds that bacteria in the guts of young children with type 1 diabetes are different from those of other kids. The research is helping clarify the importance of healthy gut bacteria development in early childhood and could help lead to novel prevention therapies for people at risk of developing the disease.

brain-shrinkage UF receives $572,000 grant to study effects of weight-loss surgery on brain function, memory.

In a new five-year study funded by the National Institutes of Health, University of Florida researchers will study the effects of bariatric weight-loss surgery on brain function, thinking, and memory. The cutting-edge research is the latest in a growing movement to explore the potential relationships between type 2 diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer's disease.

comcor-overhead UF Researchers Present at ADA’s 74th Scientific Sessions

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.

person-sitting-at-desk-1 UF researcher finds connection between sitting and diabetes

Time spent in sedentary behaviors could affect whether some people develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. Data from the Women's Health Initiative shows postmenopausal women who sat more than 16 hours during their waking day had the highest risk of developing diabetes. The UF analysis also found that the high risk of diabetes remained even if they otherwise exercised five days a week, 30 minutes per day. Read more.

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