Friday, March 25, 2016

'Diabetes to Go' gets new NIH Grant

Great news for one of our researchers! Michelle Magee, MD, Director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute, was awarded an NIH grant to expand her work on “Diabetes to Go” from the ambulatory setting to inpatients. Over the last several years, Dr. Magee and her team have received grants from the DC Dept of Health, American Diabetes Association and others to develop methods of identifying and educating patients with diabetes (or pre-diabetes) on how they can improve their health and stay out of the hospital.  Through this work in the emergency department and outpatient clinic setting, she has refined the approach, and used tele-health virtual follow up, to greatly improve participants health.

Now her approach to bedside education with patients will be expanded to work with the front-line nurses in MedStar Health hospitals showcasing what is truly bring novel academic findings to real-world, real-time medical care. This is a great example of research on the delivery of care, or health services research.

With diabetes affecting nearly 10% of the population in the US, this grant and research fills a growing need in the community. MedStar’s efforts to reconnect care to our communities is supported by research like this.

More information about this study is available here.

Congratulations Dr. Magee and the MedStar Diabetes Institute research team! 

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