Diabetes: For Researchers and Health Care Providers
Information on Diabetes in General (specific topics follow)
One of NIDDK’s main foci is diabetes, especially in adults and women who are not pregnant. Also, NDEP, co-supported by the CDC, offers a variety of diabetes-related information. Useful content at NIDDK includes:
This organization provides many resources for health care providers who treat people with diabetes, including DiabetesPro, which provides professional resources relevant to diabetes, such as clinical practice recommendations, slides, CME programs, interest groups, and more.
Type 1 Diabetes
The NICHD supports and conducts a range of research relevant to type 1 diabetes. In particular, the Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch (PGNB)
provides the NICHD with a focus for research and research training in type 1 diabetes and other topics related to nutritional science, childhood antecedents of adult disease, developmental endocrinology, developmental neuroendocrinology, and physical growth and body composition.
The NIDDK supports and conducts a great deal of research on type 1 diabetes.
The ADA supports a variety of research on type 1 diabetes. This summary of treatment advances for type 1 diabetes from a 2011 conference describes recent research on medications to slow the progression of type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes
NICHD supports and conducts a variety of research on type 2 diabetes, particularly in children and pregnant women. In particular, the Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch (PGNB) provides the NICHD with a focus for research and research training in type 2 diabetes and other topics related to nutritional science, childhood antecedents of adult disease, developmental endocrinology, developmental neuroendocrinology, and physical growth and body composition.
The NIDDK is the main supporter of type 2 diabetes research at NIH, particularly in adult men and non-pregnant women. Its activities on this disease include the following:
- LookAhead Trial
This trial studies the long-term effects, in type 2 diabetes and other areas, of an intensive lifestyle intervention program designed to achieve and maintain weight loss by decreased caloric intake and increased physical activity.
- Diabetes Prevention Program study
This study examines the safety and efficacy of two interventions relative to a control group in preventing or delaying the confirmed development of diabetes.
- SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth
This national multi-center study is aimed at understanding more about diabetes among children and young adults in the United States. It is funded by NIDDK and CDC.
- National Eye Institute (NEI)
The NEI supports research on the visual impacts of type 2 diabetes. Its Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network is a collaborative network dedicated to facilitating multicenter clinical research of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and associated conditions.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
Last Updated Date: 10/23/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 09/17/2013