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Diabetes: For Researchers and Health Care Providers

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Information on Diabetes in General (specific topics follow)

  • NIDDK
    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:
  • ADA External Web Site Policy
    This organization provides many resources for health care providers who treat people with diabetes, including DiabetesPro External Web Site Policy , which provides professional resources relevant to diabetes, such as clinical practice recommendations, slides, CME programs, interest groups, and more.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

  • NICHD
    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.
  • NIDDK
    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 External Web Site Policy
      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 External Web Site Policy
      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 External Web Site Policy
      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 External Web Site Policy is a collaborative network dedicated to facilitating multicenter clinical research of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and associated conditions.

Gestational Diabetes

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
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