Accession Number:

ADA511282

Title:

Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Programs for Western PA - Pediatrics/Platelet Gel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 26 Apr 2006-30 Aug 2009

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV MEDICAL CENTER PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

In recognition that reduction in the incidence of diabetes and alleviation of its complications have become national public health priorities, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC galvanized a partnership that included the, Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC CHP, University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute UPDI, and the United States Air Force Surgeon Generals Modernization Directorate US AF SGR-M, to determine the best methods for preventing diabetes and improving diabetes care in both the civilian and military populations. The focus of the project was to develop, implement and evaluate pediatric diabetes prevention and treatment programs and expand upon the Diabetic Image Reading Center through the implementation and deployment of Joslin Vision Network JVNand at Wilford Hall Medical Center WHMC. Emphasis for the pediatric and retinal imaging efforts were placed on the development of scientifically-sound methodologies and process implementation, respectively. Our rationale was that evidenced-based prevention and treatment strategies are needed to prevent andor delay diabetes and its complications in high-risk populations. The purpose of this report is to describe research accomplishments associated with completion of the project.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE