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Diabetes Research


If you have diabetes, or are a family member of someone with diabetes, you may be eligible to take part in one of the many studies offered at Children’s.

Current Research Studies

Please visit our Current Research Studies page for detailed information on:

Investigator Biography

Cate Pihoker Diabetes Research

As Children’s principal investigator for SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth and other diabetes research studies, Dr. Cate Pihoker is leading national efforts to gain a better understanding of the differences in the development, clinical presentation, and health outcomes in youth with diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is a major health concern affecting about 16 million Americans. It is a leading cause of nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy, and coronary and peripheral vascular disease. It is the third-most-prevalent severe chronic disease of childhood in the United States.

Now serving as chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s, Pihoker first became interested in endocrinology during her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She enjoys taking care of children with chronic conditions, and working to improve their medical outcomes and quality of life. Her involvement in diabetes research stemmed from her clinical observations of overweight children, particularly from diverse populations, with type 2 diabetes.

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For more information on
any of these studies:

Diabetes Research Team
866-987-2000 ext. 7-2540
Fax: 206-884-7367

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