Outstanding diabetes care includes continuous evaluation of clinical practices and rigorous research to offer hope for your child's future. The Diabetes Center for Children conducts and takes part in research programs focusing on all aspects of this disease.
The goals of our prediction and prevention studies are discovery and understanding of the causes of diabetes. We hope to:
The pancreas continues to make insulin in children newly diagnosed with diabetes. Starting certain medications soon after diagnosis and living a healthy lifestyle have been shown to keep the pancreas working longer. Previous research has shown that patients who maintain some pancreas function have good blood glucose control and prevent long-term complications.
Clinicians continue to look for new and more efficient methods to deliver insulin and manage diabetes. These studies are testing the latest-and-greatest for diabetes care.
Children with diabetes can be at a higher risk for developing some other conditions. For example, increased blood glucose levels can lead to cardiovascular complications. Our clinicians are dedicated to researching diabetes-related complications in hopes of developing improved screening, prevention and treatment options. Some of the diabetes-related complications currently under investigation include: thyroid disease, celiac disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and nerve problems.
Find out about current clinical trials at CHOP:
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