Doctor taking blood

UA awarded $2.9M NIH grant forto study diabetes

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health has been awarded a $2.9 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for a diabetes prevention study in Sonora, Mexico that will focus on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and its complications among adults with diabetes.

The world is facing a growing diabetes epidemic of potentially devastating proportions – and its impact will be most severely felt in developing nations. In response, researchers at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health are engaged in ongoing initiatives to prevent and manage diabetes and its complications in Arizona and Mexico.

The study addresses a critical health issue in Mexico and among Latinos in the United States regarding the secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseaseamong people with diabetes.

“This research not only will benefit the neighboring population, but provides important research and implementation strategies for the U.S. population and Latino population in particular,” said lead researcher Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, assistant dean of the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health – Phoenix.

The NIH cited the UA College of Public Health for having extensive expertise in the area of implementation science, the study of methods to promote the integration of research findings and evidence into health-care policy and practice. In addition, the college has a strong partnership and longstanding collaboration with El Colegio de Sonora and a strong research team with experience and relationships in Sonora, Mexico.

The intervention study is combined with an implementation study, which Dr. Rosales said will provide useful information concerning effective approaches to increase evidenced-based interventions at the state and federal levels.

“We will learn how information about health promotion and preventive interventions is packaged, communicated and interpreted among a diverse group of important stakeholders. This research will provide the evidence that can potentially guide efforts to increase the intervention within public health and community health systems,” Dr. Rosales said.

“The University of Arizona and El Colegio de Sonora have collaborated for decades to improve the health of vulnerable populations on both sides of the border. This current research project provides the opportunity to bolster our commitment and ability to work with public health systems,” said Catalina Denman, PhD, El Colegio de Sonora. Together, we will be better positioned to face the challenges posed by chronic disease and improve quality of life in diabetic populations in Northern Mexico and eventually in other regions in the country. We expect to have significant experiences to share with other countries in the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, who also face similar challenges as they respond to the need to improve care with reduced resources.”

2 thoughts on “UA awarded $2.9M NIH grant forto study diabetes

  1. Terri Ortiz

    I really appreciate this article. I just bookmarked it for future research, thanks to the author for a lot of knowledge for us 🙂

    I don’t generally comment on articles , however i have some recent experiences i’d prefer to share hopefully help people in a similar position as myself. i know this professional review site from Yahoo. using this website, you’ll get expert level tips on how to treat diabetes naturally!

    Here’s Their Review Site: http://DiabetesLife.Firstgq.Com

    Their reviews are honest and based on their own working experience, they show an interesting videos as well on the home page. their guides says that it is able to completely reverse diabetes in a few weeks, i still consider that diabetes is a chronic disease and can’t be completely reversed but can greatly enhance quality of life by following the natural methods and this remedy truly does work well for me.

  2. Sarah G.

    I got diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes last year, and was put on Metformin. I followed the ADA diet 100% for a few weeks but it was ineffective at getting my blood sugar below 140. My Doctor was pretty ineffective as far as treatment options went (Metformin until Insulin…). Then I found the Big Diabetes Lie book – http://steamspoils.com/7-Steps-to-Health-and-The-Big-Diabetes-Lie-Review – created by Dr. Sidorov to help you figure out how to beat diabetes naturally, without being dependent on medications. Since following that protocol I’ve lost over 30 pounds and shaved 7 inches off my waist. I have more energy than ever, and can even work out twice on the same day when I feel like it. I hope that more people begin to open their eyes to the dead-end that is depending only on medications for Diabetes – there is a lot of success to be seen trying natural methods.

We apologize, but comments have been closed.