Department of Medicine

Diabetes Translational Research Center

Current Projects

Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. The DTRC was a study site for the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) which was a study of interventions to prevent development of type 2 diabetes in overweight adults with IGT. The DPPOS is the continuation of this study investigating.

Diabetes Tune Up: Adherence Education for Diabetes Patients and Educators

The Diabetes Tune Up study examines the efficacy and feasibility of a cognitive-behaviorally-based group intervention approach to enhancing adherence to diabetes self-care in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. By improving diabetes self-care, the intervention is designed to improve glycemic control and thereby reduce the likelihood of diabetes complications in patients with T1DM and T2DM thus expanding the repertoire of empirically validated tools for maximizing care efforts in patients with diabetes.

Role of technology in diabetes care delivery. DTRC investigators are investigating the feasibility of using a combined cell phone - glucose monitoring system as a component of a management program for adolescents with diabetes. A study funded by the American Diabetes Association is studying if use of the cell phone glucose monitoring system will improve a) parent-child communication, b) patient quality of life and competence in diabetes management, and d) patient metabolic control.