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NINDS Neuroscience Funding Announcements

Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type I Diabetes

Funding Contact: NINDS Funding Coordinator
Funding Categories: Neural Environment

Brief Description:

Inviting applications for basic and clinical studies to enhance understanding and prevention of hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes. Large clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of intensified glucose control in the prevention of the long-term vascular complication of diabetes. However, episodes of severe hypoglycemia may complicate intensified treatment and are often a major obstacle to the achievement of euglycemia in many patients. This RFA seeks basic and clinical studies to 1) enhance understanding of how the brain and other critical tissues sense and respond to hypoglycemia, 2) delineate the effects of hypoglycemia on brain function and 3) develop improved methodologies to prevent hypoglycemia, based on an understanding of physiological glucose sensing and counterregulation.

NIH Guide: RFA-DK-03-017
Release Date: 2003-08-14
Expiration Date: 2004-02-21