As members of the faculty of The Icahn School of Medicine, we, the physicians and staff of the Diabetes Center, are dedicated to improving our patients’ lives. Research plays a major role in that dedication. Every day the observations we make while treating patients are shaped into questions that are then tested through research. And we are able to bring the knowledge we are developing in our research laboratories to practical use more quickly because we are in an academic medical center.
The result: We are able to deliver tomorrow’s medicine today.
We are actively involved in vital new research that promises to improve patient care. This includes testing new delivery systems for insulin therapy and investigating new ways of managing insulin therapy. Our physicians work closely with other researchers at Mount Sinai since breakthroughs in one area of work often are inspired by related fields.
Most recently, researchers and clinicians affiliated with the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center have been working on:
- Using scavengers of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) to treat diabetes and kidney disease
- Educating Mount Sinai medical residents on the treatment of diabetes in a multi-center program
- Evaluating the “Wal-Mart” effect on the price of medication of patients with diabetes
- determining the effect of testosterone-raising medication on diabetes
- Comparing different blood glucose testing strategies to see which one best helps patients maintain good control
- Determining how the central nervous system regulates blood glucose control
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