Haller-Michael_2907_Kiewel Unlocking a combination treatment for T1D

Results from a recent UF Health pilot study led by Michael Haller, M.D. have led to a new national trial investigating a combination therapy approach for treating new-onset Type 1 diabetes patients.

1st Place: Kelsey Kite Looking back on Diabetes Awareness Month

During the month of November, UF and UF Health celebrated Diabetes Awareness Month with events to help support patients and research at UF Health.

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diabetes-center Excellence in one place

At the University of Florida, we provide complete care for children and adults with diabetes. For our patients’ convenience, all our services are under one roof. Learn about our approach to comprehensive patient care.

New appointments: 1.855.UF.DIABETES (483.3422)

eye-450x305 Progress in sight

A new vision research facility is set to open at the University of Florida in 2015 that will be used to advance early detection and treatment options for eye-related complications, including diabetic retinopathy – the leading cause of adult blindness in the United States.

AMAD2 Stronger. Together.

The University of Florida and the American Diabetes Association are working together in efforts to improve the lives of all those impacted by diabetes and to pioneer strategies to prevent and reverse the disease. From innovative research to year-round advocacy, learn about the progress we are making as national leaders.

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10349024_10154601931370223_8075969735757554008_n JDRF ‘Bag of Hope’ program comes to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are making miracles of their own this holiday season through a new partnership that aims to help children and teens with type 1 diabetes. The JDRF Bag of Hope is filled with useful resources for both the child who has been diagnosed with T1D and his or her adult caregivers. Learn more.

Walgreens UF T1D research among JDRF’s Top 10 Research Advances in 2014

A collaborative Type 1 diabetes study led by researchers from UF and the Institute of Diabetes Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, in Germany was recently recognized among JDRF's Top 10 Research Advances in 2014. Bacterial interactions within the gut may influence T1D – building on the microbiome theory. Learn more.

Health-Money3 U.S. diabetes care costs soar, new study finds

A study in the December issue of Diabetes Care found health and other costs associated with diabetes care grew 48% in recent years, to $322 billion yearly. In 2012, excess medical costs and lost productivity associated with diabetes totaled more than $1,000 for every American. That total includes $244 billion in medical costs -- including doctor's office and hospital visits, prescription drugs and other health conditions such as high blood pressure and kidney complications -- and $78 billion in lost work productivity.

141007_hearthealth New research study examines complications in type 1 diabetes

Individuals with type 1 diabetes have a ten-times higher risk for cardiovascular events than age-matched non-diabetic populations. Researchers in the UF Department of Pediatrics are recruiting for a new, non-invasive study that will measure arterial stiffness in children. Long-term increases in the stiffness of blood vessels may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. For more information, contact csmeehan@peds.ufl.edu.

Head Shot (2) UF Diabetes Expert Speaks at National Continuing Education Conference

Ashby Walker, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, recently presented at a national conference for nurse educators and physicians in Tampa, Fla., to discuss a recent UF photo research project, in which children with Type 1 diabetes were prompted to take and explain five pictures that captured what diabetes meant to them. The photos and explanations provide valuable perspectives and highlight the differences in disease experiences based on gender and socioeconomic status.

Cola Processing sugar: Could artificial sweeteners promote diabetes?

Over the past decade, increased consumption of table sugar and artificial sweeteners have been linked to rising rates of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the United States and throughout the world. Now, new research evidence builds on these previous findings, providing new insights into pathogenesis and innovative therapies for this important disease. Read more.

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