U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Diabetic Urologic Disease

The Diabetic Urologic Disease program advances basic research on natural history studies and clinical trials.  Fundamental research addresses how diabetes affects the bladder, prostate, urinary tract, and male sexual function.  
This program supports studies in human cells as well as in mammalian and non-mammalian model organisms on the molecular mechanims of diabetic uropathy and uncover the intersection between these mechanisms and hormonal control of prostate growth and male sexual function.  Specific projects also investigate the mechanisms of fibrosis and use noninvasive techniques to assess fibrosis.  

Other work seeks to discover genes that protect people from or predispose them to diabetic uropathy and identify early markers of increased risk for this disease.

 NIDDK Staff

Deborah Hoshizaki, Ph.D.Kidney and Urogenital Development; Kidney and Urology Regeneration and Repair; Urology CentersZiya Kirkali, M.D.Clinical Urology; Urology Small Business
Christopher Mullins, Ph.D.Kidney and Urology Cell Biology  Tracy Rankin, Ph.D.Kidney and Urology Training; Diabetic Uropathy; Erectile Dysfunction; Urology Molecular Endocrinology; Urology HIV/AIDS


 Related Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
10/19/2016Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01) (Summary) PA-17-021
10/7/2016BD2K Support for Meetings of Data Science Related Organizations (U13) (Summary) RFA-CA-16-020
8/24/2016Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Digital Curation for Biomedical Big Data (U01) (Summary) RFA-LM-17-001
8/17/2016Identification of Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Sleep on Diabetes-Related Metabolism in Humans (R01) (Summary) RFA-DK-16-005
8/16/2016Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts (R24) (Summary) RFA-ES-16-010
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 Research Resources

Resource NameDescription
Integrated Islet Distribution Program

The goal of the Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP) is to work with the leading islet isolation centers in the U.S. to distribute high quality human islets to the diabetes research community, in order to advance scientific discoveries and…

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 Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial.  Treatment in ACCORD ended in 2009 and…
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 5,145 overweight or obese participants with type 2 diabetes…
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.  Toward this goal, DiaComp: (1) sponsors annual meetings in…
Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain Research Network

To help better understand the underlying causes of the two most prominent chronic urological pain syndromes—interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)—the National Institute…

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Diabetes

View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.


 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.​