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

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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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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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Grip strength may help identify people with undiagnosed diabetes

Muscle strength may play a role in cardiometabolic disease. A new study led by Arch Mainous III, Ph.D., College of Public Health and Health Professions, finds that that grip strength measurements may be an effective way to identify cases of undiagnosed diabetes and high blood pressure. Read more.

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ITN opens EXTEND Study in Type 1 Diabetes | Immune Tolerance Network

The University of Florida is among the first sites nationwide to offer The EXTEND trial, a new clinical trial that will test the ability of the drug tocilizumab to slow disease progression and may help maintain natural insulin production in individuals with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes. For more information, contact the University of Florida Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet research team; 352-294-5761.

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Associated Press | Researchers study insulin pills to prevent diabetes

Dr. Desmond Schatz, medical director of the UF Diabetes Institute, was quoted in a recent story on new research being done that could prevent Type 1 diabetes. "We know so very little about the exact mechanisms that cause Type 1 diabetes, which complicates efforts to prevent it." Read more.

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UF professor receives AADE award for diabetes research

Assistant Professor Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill received the 2015 Innovative Use of Media Technology Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators. As the recipient of this award she will receive $3,000.00 for the development and/ or implementation of a concept for the innovative use of media and technology to advance diabetes self-management education and training.

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Dr. Stabler awarded $1M microencapsulation grant from JDRF

Dr. Cherie Stabler, along with her collaborator Dr. Andrés Garcia (Georgia Institute of Technology), were awarded a 3-year grant from JDRF on their collaborative project entitled “Engineered Bioactive Hydrogel Macrodevices for Islet Transplantation”. The aim of Dr. Stabler's research is to create a long-term cell-based implant for treatment of Type 1 diabetes. Read more.

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Dr. Shannon Wallet featured in American Diabetes Association blog

More than one-third of ADA research is dedicated to projects relevant to Type 1 diabetes. UF College of Dentistry Professor Shannon Wallet is at the forefront of research understanding oral complications of the disease. Read her recent feature on the American Diabetes Association's blog.

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Corey Brewer Camp

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6th Annual Corey Brewer Fight Diabetes Back 2 Back Youth Basketball Camp

  • Includes lectures, basketball drill stations, player evaluations, 5-on-5 games, basketball contests and education sessions.
  • Open to boys and girls ages 9 to 18. Campers receive lunch daily as well as a T-shirt, pictures with Corey, awards, a camp certificate and instruction from some of the top coaches in the region.
  • To register, visit www.coreybrewer.com, email camps@coreybrewer.com or call 310-786-0389.