Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator
SEARCH is a national multi-center population-based study aimed at understanding the burden of diabetes and its complications among youth and young adults. In five US centers (including the entire State of Colorado and American Indians in Arizona and New Mexico), new cases of all types of diabetes are identified and registered. Volunteers from this registry have joined a cohort study with long term follow-up to see what predicts the complications of diabetes (eye, nerve, kidney and heart disease) and how patterns of care and behavioral issues affect such persons. Projections of the future burden of diabetes have also been made.
Researchers involved: Dana Dabelea, Anna Bellatorre, Tessa Crume, Stephen Daniels, Richard Hamman, Michael Kahn, Joan O’Connell, Katherine Sauder, Lisa Testaverde