Improving quality of life for patients with diabetes
We conduct diabetes research through two well-established programs: International Diabetes Center (IDC) and the Center for Chronic Care Innovation. These teams work together to strengthen research and improve care for people with diabetes at HealthPartners and beyond.
Our research is focused on translating new findings into patient care. We study topics such as diabetes management and intervention, nutrition, new diabetes technologies and how to improve health care for both adults and children. We also study complications and conditions related to diabetes such as high blood pressure, heart disease, neuropathy and obesity. We have participated in landmark studies including Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial and the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE).
Ambulatory glucose profile (AGP™)
While continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) has the potential to transform diabetes care, it can only happen if the data is organized and standardized in a way that allows patients and clinicians to make improvements in glucose management. To advance CMG, we developed and then gathered consensus for the AGP, the first CGM software to analyze and display glucose patterns. The American Diabetes Association, along with seven other diabetes organizations around the world, endorsed the value of the AGP. Learn more at the AGP website.