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Research: Diabetes Facilities

Not sure if anyone will have any suggestions beyond what I can find through web searching, but my boss asked me to look into compiling a list of the top 10 diabetes research / clinic facilities in the US. He is a long time diabetic and wants to explore more options for the future. Is there anyone that has any input?

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ksl2025
Oct. 25th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
When you say long time diabetic...is he type 1 or type 2?

There is a definite difference between them. Treatment options, dosagee and insulin choices, diet recommendations are all different. Knowing which one he has could help narrow your search.
kaylashay
Oct. 25th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Type 2 as far as I know, although he just started doing insulin shots.
jagfanlj
Oct. 25th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about diabetes, but when it comes to medical research, I always start with the National Institutes of Health (.nih) and the CDC. The Mayo Clinic and Cedars Sinai are also good resources.

If you google, restrict the search to .edu sites which will get you medical universities, dissertaions, research, etc. Depending on the medical condition, .mil, and .gov can bring up good results, too.
ksl2025
Oct. 25th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Type two is Adult Onset. That's what he's got.

Typically that is brought on by diet and weight issues, usually when someone is over the age of forty.

However, since it is related to obesity there are more and more cases showing up in younger people.

Research into obesity might get you more information on type 2 diabetes.

You could also look into related issues like glaucoma.

You can also check into diabetic ketone acidosis (spelling here...pretty sure I'm wrong). It is essentially what they call it when a diabetic's sugar is so high and insulin so low the person is essentially not digesting anything he or she eats. The body resorts to breaking down its own muscle tissue. Which raises the lactic acid in the muscles---symptoms are vomiting, cramps, sweating, confusion. Not pretty. And it is an extreme situation. But looking into it may help refine your search into prevention methods.

Not sure any of that helps.
ferneberga
Oct. 25th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
Try this link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ it's where all the topline medical articles are published online. They have various databases you might be able to access.

I know there was talk that within the near future diabetics would be able inhale their insulin instead of injecting it.
taylorgibbs
Oct. 26th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
If you want to private message me I can put y'all in touch with my endo, who has been on national boards of diabetes organization.

He may also want to research Medtronics, who do insulin pumps and glucose monitoring systems.
schulmanavy
Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
excellent articles, useful for me. keep writing and happy blogging.

madrabibuz
Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
What a great resource!

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