UF Diabetes Day 2019

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the University of Florida Diabetes Institute (UFDI) will host a series of events designed to engage our campus community, the Gainesville population, and key diabetes stakeholders for our state of Florida.

The University of Florida’s Diabetes Institute showcased the research and clinical efforts of UF faculty, staff and students through poster presentations related to Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and diabetes related issues.

Dr. Kenneth Cusi (seen below) is speaking to our division’s own Srilamxi Kalavalapalli, biological scientist, and Dr. Julio Leey, assistant professor, regarding one of the abstracts displayed during the poster session in the Biomedical Sciences building.

This event, also, included a multidisciplinary panel discussion moderated by Desmond Schatz, MD from the UF Diabetes Institute. Nicole Johnson, PhD, MPH, spoke on the topic “Psychosocial Issues in Type 1 Diabetes” during the event to raise awareness of physiological aspects of living with Type 1 diabetes.

This event occurs every November to celebrate “Bluevember”; more information can be found on the UF Diabetes Institute site: https://diabetes.ufl.edu/