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Surveillance, Natural History, Quality of Care, and Outcomes of Diabetes Mellitus with Onset in Childhood and Adolescence

This 5-year program is expected to provide estimates of trends in the incidence of diabetes for ages 0–19 years by type and race/ethnicity and support research aimed at assessing the incidence of diabetes-related complications, quality of care, quality of life, and mortality by diabetes type and race/ethnicity.

The program will achieve this goal by building on a 10-year collaborative multicenter research project called SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth, grantees will use sentinel surveillance network of diabetes registries in racial/ethnic, socio-economic, and geographically diverse populations to document trends in diabetes incidence in youth population 20 years old or younger by type and race-ethnicity. Grantees will also conduct a multicenter 5-year study to assess the incidence of both acute and chronic diabetes-related complications and their biological and socio-cultural risk factors, quality of life, and mortality in a diverse population of youth with diabetes.

The grantees listed in alphabetical order:

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
Lawrence Dolan, M.D.

Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado
Dana Dabelea, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Jean M. Lawrence, Sc.D., M.P.H., M.S.S.A.

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Catherine Pihoker, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis, Ph.D.

Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Ronny A .Bell, Ph.D., M.S.
Ralph D’Agostino Jr., Ph.D.

For more information on diabetes in youth:

Diabetes Public Health Resource
SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth from CDC
SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth
2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
American Diabetes Association
National Diabetes Education Program

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