2009 Advances in Diabetes Research
Venue: Rusty Pelican
|Event Date/Time: Mar 07, 2009||End Date/Time: Mar 07, 2009|
decade. Research has been completed on new therapeutic agents and approaches
to management. Research in this field continues toward prevention and cure of
type 1 and type 2 diabetes. With knowledge of alternatives to current medical care,
physicians and other providers may choose new therapies or introduce their patients
to the possibilities of prevention in their family members.
â— Clinical providers depend on continuing education programs to provide the latest
information to improve care for the 23 million people with diabetes and the
millions more that are at risk for developing diabetes.
â— Prevention of type 1 diabetes research includes identifying at risk family
members, including offspring, of people with type 1 diabetes. Prevention
research begins with finding those people in the community being treated by
providers not associated with research centers.
â— Care of people with type 1 diabetes should include considering the possibility of
transplantation of the cells responsible for insulin production. This research is
ongoing and there are outcomes that can be shared before the completion of the
research which may impact the care of people with diabetes.
â— Care of people with diabetes, type 1 or 2 must include addressing complications
that may be preventable. Research in this field includes prevention strategies and
intensive management, using treatments and tools currently available, but not
necessarily in wide use.
â— There are new therapeutic agents, including some used in other countries, but not
yet available in the USA. These are on the horizon here and may be treatment
options in the future.