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Desmond Schatz, M.D., medical director of the UF Health Diabetes Center of Excellence, will begin his term as president of the American Diabetes Association in 2016. First, he will serve as vice president in 2014 and then as president-elect in 2015.
For individuals with Type 2 diabetes, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. A recent Israeli study found that those who indulge in a big breakfast packed with protein and fat saw a striking change in management of their diabetes.
Four distinguished UF Health diabetes experts will be heading ‘Down Under’ to Australia during the first week of December to highlight Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research work at the 13th International Congress of the Immunology Diabetes Society (IDS) in Lorne, Australia.
The Medikids joined UF diabetes researcher Dr. Desmond Schatz in a recent segment on WCJB-TV20 to send a super message about diabetes awareness and promote healthy eating habits. “[We need] changes in schools, school lunches, the non-availability of sugary drinks and snacks, beverages, and sodas,” Schatz says.
We want to thank everyone who submitted entries for this year’s World Diabetes Day Blue Circle photo contest to promote diabetes awareness. This campaign continues to garner more attention every year, and we received entries from far-and-beyond this year! See a compilation of this year’s winners!