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Intersecting Paths

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

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Corey Brewer Camp

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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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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Picture Perfect

UF Health researchers use photos to understand how Type 1 diabetes affects children, meeting a critical need for research that addresses children’s perspectives.

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Genetics breakthrough will boost diabetes research

UF genetics expert Patrick Concannon, Ph.D., is part of group that has homed in on the genes suspected in Type 1 diabetes. “It’s a game-changer,” he said.

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Diabetes funding opportunity available

From the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Advanced Clinical Trials to test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems in Type 1 Diabetes NIH/NIDDK is […]


UFDI’s Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson and collaborators study abnormalities of the exocrine pancreas in type 1

Dr. Campbell-Thompson’s newly released publication showcases evidence that type 1 diabetes is a combined endocrine-exocrine disease in which the loss of functional beta cell mass is clinically apparent.


Update on Dr. Todd Brusko’s research: expanding and bolstering regulatory T cells

After isolating and expanding T cells, Dr. Brusko’s lab partnered with biomaterial engineers to create a nanoparticle vaccine to reinvigorate the T cells. Dr. Brusko is highly optimistic.


UF researchers release publication on insulin production

The paper is titled “C-Abl Inhibitor Imatinib Enhances Insulin Production by β Cells: C-Abl Negatively Regulates Insulin Production via Interfering with the Expression of NKx2.2 and GLUT-2.”


UF researchers study primary outgrowth cultures as a reliable source of human pancreatic stellate cells

Researchers found that regardless of donor pathology, outgrowth cultures produce pancreatic stellate cells that demonstrate consistent growth and protein secretion properties.


UF Lake County Extension Office offers type 2 diabetes seminars

The University of Florida/Lake County Extension Office will put on “Small Steps/Big Rewards,” a four-part series about preventing and delaying diabetes.

Upcoming Events

Diabetes prevention series

IFASBigUniversity 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.