The field of diabetes research continues to grow at a rapid and exciting pace. The diabetes team at Johns Hopkins is committed to finding and developing methods to help people live a full and healthy life with diabetes. Over the past 20 years, we have conducted research in a number of important areas, including glucose monitoring, hemoglobin A1c, and diabetes technologies such as continuous glucose monitoring and implantable insulin pump therapy. All of these efforts are made possible with the help of volunteers, who by participating in these studies help us answer important questions about diabetes. Below is a list of the current research taking place at the Diabetes Center. If you would like to participate in one of our studies, please contact our Research Coordinator Alicia Greene (410) 955-2812 for more information.
The Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS)
Sponsors: NIH/NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
Qualifications: No new patients are being enrolled in this study
Person to Contact: Tracy Whittington: (410) 583-2721
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was a research study aimed at discovering whether diet/exercise or the oral diabetes medication Metformin (Glucophage) could prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or pre-diabetes. This study was conducted in many centers across North America; Dr. Sherita Golden is the principal investigator for the Johns Hopkins site.
The DPP found that over the 3 years of the study, diet and exercise sharply reduced the chances that a person with IGT would develop diabetes, in fact by 58%. Metformin also reduced the risk by 31%. The DPP research findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine February 7, 2002 issue. If you are interested in more information about this study please contact Tracy Whittington at (410) 583-2721.
Research Outside the Center
If you are interested in Johns Hopkins Department of Endocrinology research click Here
If you are interested in Dr. Golden's research click Here
If you are interested in Johns Hopkins Bayview research please click Here
If you are interested in NIH research through NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease) please click Here.
If you are interested in JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) research page please click Here
If you are interested in Johns Hopkins Hospital general research page please click Here.