Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, & Complications
Basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment, and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
The Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, and Complications Program supports both basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Studies on drug development or testing of medical therapies to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes are included in this program. Studies specific to type 1 diabetes (T1DM) include those examining the cellular or immunological therapies to induce tolerance or arrest conversion from normal glucose homeostasis or dysglycemia to T1DM. Studies more specific to type 2 diabetes (T2DM) include those examining medical or surgical approaches that prevent diabetes, induce diabetes remission or improve dysglycemia. Studies relevant to both types of diabetes include those proposing lifestyle (diet and exercise) and other behavioral interventions to prevent or treat diabetes, such as approaches to improving health-related behaviors and enhancing diabetes self-management and other aspects of diabetes care. This Program encompasses basic, clinical and translational research on the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetic complications that apply to multiple tissues and organ systems. It includes tissue-specific research on diabetic wound healing, diabetic neuropathy, and central nervous system impairments including cognition, brain structure and function, resulting from dysglycemia. The program also includes research on diabetes complications such as hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis, as well as studies addressing the impact of metabolic derangements in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus on the skeleton.
NIDDK Program Staff
- Beena Akolkar, Ph.D. Clinical research in the prevention and immunopathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes and the genetics and genomics of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
- Catherine Cowie, Ph.D., M.P.H. Epidemiology of diabetes, including development, control, interventions and complications
- Christine Lee, M.D., M.S. Clinical studies on the development, diagnosis and medical treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults; clinical studies of diabetes in older adults
- Guillermo A. Arreaza-Rubín, M.D. Diabetes and endocrine disease bioengineering and glucose sensing
- Henry Burch, M.D. Clinical studies on the effects of lifestyle and health policy changes on type 2 diabetes; Clinical and laboratory studies on disorders of the thyroid
- Karen L. Teff, Ph.D. Effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes and metabolism, clinical and basic science of hepatic metabolism and hypoglycemia, human sleep and diabetes
- Luke E Stoeckel, Ph.D. Cognitive and clinical neuroscience of the non-homeostatic (i.e., extra-hypothalamic) contributions to obesity and diabetes and their complications
- Pamela Thornton, Ph.D. Health Disparities; Implementation Science; Centers for Diabetes Translation Research
- Teresa Jones, M.D. Diabetic wound healing, diabetic neuropathy, basic and clinical research of diabetes complications involving multiple organ systems
Recent Funding OpportunitiesView More Recent Funding Opportunities
Advanced Clinical Trials to test Artificial Pancreas Device Systems in Type 1 Diabetes (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
Establishing a Cohort to Clarify Risk and Protective Factors for Neurocognitive Complications of Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) - Planning Cooperative Agreements (U34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Development of New Technologies and Bioengineering Solutions for the Advancement of Cell Replacement Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes (R43/44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Network Hub (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Limited Competition for the Continuation of the Coordinating Center for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet (U01 Clinical Trial Required)
View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.
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- Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Studies to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol or to study diseases and conditions not within the original scope of the parent study but within the mission of the NIDDK.
- NIDDK Central Repository for access to clinical resources including data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded studies.
- NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) for simultaneous search of digital resources, including multiple datasets and biomedical resources relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.
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