Diabetes Information Page

Diabetes Resources

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with it since childhood, GatorCare has the resources to help you live your life to the fullest. Resources include a monthly online education and support group, Diabetes Self-Management Education with the UF Health Shands Diabetes Education and Nutrition Department, and more. All of these resources can be found below.

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Diabetes Education

UF Health Diabetes Education

Receive Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) with the UF Health Diabetes Education and Nutrition program. Engage in individualized nutrition and diabetes education appointments, followed by small group classes for continued support. Ask your doctor for a referral.

Nutrition Education

Diabetes University

Join Employee Wellness Jacksonville for a live virtual education series about maximizing your health while living with diabetes. Webinars will take place the third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. and will cover topics such as nutrition, medication management, technological advances, and more.

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Diabetes Institute Resources

Learn more about diabetes, fitness, nutrition, local resources, and supportive technology from the UF Health Diabetes Institute. Resources are also available for educating children regarding diabetes.

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Additional Resources

Diabetes Research

Participate in a research study on managing diabetes complications, slowing disease progression, or optimizing treatment in early stages. Studies are for individuals with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and relatives of individuals with diabetes. Sign up for the UF Diabetes Institute Contact Registry to be eligible to participate.

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Free Type 1 Diabetes Screening

TrialNet Pathway to Prevention offers free type 1 diabetes screening to family members of individuals with type 1 diabetes meeting participation criteria. Pre-screening can identify early stages of type 1 diabetes up to 10 years before any symptoms appear, allowing for early intervention. Screening involves a simple and free blood test.

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UF Diabetes Institute

Learn about diabetes nutrition, upcoming research studies and webinars, support groups, and more. Explore the resources page and sign up for the Diabetes Institute newsletter.

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