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Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, and Complications

The Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, and Complications Program supports both basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment, and pathophysiology of hypoglycemia and diabetes.  Studies include lifestyle and other behavioral interventions to prevent or treat diabetes, such as approaches to improving health-related behaviors and to enhancing diabetes self-management and other aspects of diabetes care.  The Program examines the role of diet and exercise in the prevention and treatment of diabetes, as well as the outcomes of bariatric surgery as they relate to improved glycemia and remission of type 2 diabetes.  In the area of prevention of type 1 diabetes, research interests include studies on drug development and cellular therapy designed to prevent impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), arrest conversion of IGT to type 1 diabetes, enhance peripheral glucose metabolism or reduce hepatic glucose production, and increase insulin sensitivity.  This Program also encompasses basic and clinical research related to acute and chronic complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, such as the effects on the vascular and organ systems, as well as clinical studies that develop and evaluate strategies to prevent or treat these complications.​

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 NIDDK Staff

 
Beena Akolkar, Ph.D.Clinical research in the prevention of Type 1 Diabetes and the genetics and genomics of Type 1 and Type 2 DiabetesAndrew BremerBasic science and clinical research focused on the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes; diet and exercise in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetesCatherine Cowie, Ph.D., M.P.H.Epidemiology of diabetes, including development, control, interventions and complicationsChristine Hunter, Ph.D., ABPPClinical research on behavioral treatments and prevention for obesity and diabetes; Centers for Diabetes Translational Research.
Teresa Jones, M.D.Basic and clinical research related to the complications of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetesBarbara Linder, M.D., Ph.D.Type 2 diabetes in children and youth; glycemic reduction approaches and hypoglycemia during pregnancy; metabolic imprintingPeter J. Savage, Ph.D.Clinical research in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes including secondary analyses; glycemic control and preservation of beta cell functionKaren L. Teff, Ph.D.Prevention, treatment and pathophysiology of hypoglycemia; gestational diabetes; and the effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes and related outcomes

 

 Related Funding Opportunities

 
Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
3/21/2014Limited Competition: Continuation of the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study (U01) (Summary) RFA-DK-14-502
3/12/2014Limited Competition for the Continuation of the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) (U01) (Summary) RFA-DK-14-501
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) (Summary) PA-14-147
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31 - Diversity) (Summary) PA-14-148
3/7/2014Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) (Summary) PA-14-149
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 Research Resources

 
Resource NameDescription
Hyperglycemia and Pregnancy Outcomes Follow-Up Study Consortium

The goal of this follow-up study of mothers who participated in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study, is to determine the levels of blood sugar during pregnancy that … (Summary)

Action to Control Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Diabetes Follow-up Study
ACCORDION (sponsored by NHLBI) is a prospective, observational follow-up study of at least 8000 participants who were treated and followed in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in … (Summary)
Action for Health in Diabetes
Look AHEAD is a 16-center, randomized clinical trial investigating the long-term health effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention designed to produce weight loss. Look AHEAD enrolled … (Summary)
Diabetic Complications Consortium
The goal of the NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is to foster communication and collaboration between investigator communities involved in complications research.  … (Summary)
NIDDK Repository for Biosamples and Data

Supports Data, Biosample, and Genetic Repositories to increase the impact of current and previously funded NIDDK studies by making their data and biospecimens available to the broader scientific community. These Repositories enable scientists not … (Summary)

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Diabetes

 
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 Related Study Sections

 
​​Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.