Strategic Plan to Fight Diabetes Announced by NIH
Posted on Mar 31, 2011
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new strategic plan to fight diabetes. This plan is being developed by a federal work group by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
This strategic plan will work to prevent, treat and cure diabetes. Diabetes can become a debilitating disease often resulting in additional medical complications.
Some of the specific goals of this plan include:
- preventing complications affecting kidneys, eyes, nervous system, heart and other organs;
- understanding how obesity affects the development of diabetes;
- understanding how obesity and diabetes are affected by environment and genetics;
- learning which autoimmune mechanisms are at work in type 1 diabetes;
- reducing the impact of diabetes on groups with the highest rates of this disease; and
- developing artificial pancreas technologies to improve blood sugar management levels.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicates that in the United States 1 in every 10 adults has diabetes. Many individuals aren't even aware they have the condition. It is estimated by the year 2050, as many as 1 in 3 adults could develop diabetes.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or are suffering any related complications, you should consult with a New York Social Security disability lawyer who can determine if you qualify for Social Security disability benefits.
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