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Strategic Plan to Fight Diabetes Announced by NIH

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
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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.  

Contacting a New York Social Security Disability Lawyer 

Before you file your Social Security disability claim, be sure to take advantage of this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim. Contact The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. ​for help with building your disability case - 718-701-2776.

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