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Keywords

cardiovascular, diabetes, heart disease, research opportunities

 

Authors

  1. Armstrong, Nell PhD, RN

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe diabetes-related research opportunities, given recent findings and recommended changes in clinical practice. The focus is on research needed to address current diabetes health problems, emphasizing prevention, management, and complications such as cardiovascular disease. The epidemiology of diabetes and how it affects the direction of research are explored. Gaps in diabetes-related research are identified. NINR research and research training opportunities are noted for investigators and nurse clinicians interested in the problems of diabetes and its complications affecting health outcomes.