University of Chicago Medicine Prepares Innovative Personalized Diabetes Care Clinical Trial with $5m from NIDDK

University of Chicago Medicine Prepares Innovative Personalized Diabetes Care Clinical Trial with $5m from NIDDK

Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine are launching a four-year research trial to test the effects of two evidenced-based interventions for personalized diabetes care for older adults, thanks to a new $5 million grant provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The "My Diabetes, My Community" research trial incorporates two existing interventions designed to personalize sugar control goals, engage patients and enhance self-care. This trial is particularly novel in that its target patient population is adults over age 65.

Research Demographics Often Detached from Reality

"Many clinical interventions are determined by research trials conducted in patient populations that aren't very representative of the majority of patients living with that condition," said Elbert Huang, MD, a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine. "In the case of diabetes, little research has been done to understand what strategies are most beneficial for older patients managing their condition day to day. This trial will answer for the first time whether or not a personalized approach t...

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