UNC researchers featured in PCORI, ADA video for international conference

Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, in the department of family medicine and Laura Young, MD, PhD, and John Buse, MD, PhD, in the department of medicine were featured in this American Diabetes Association video about the MONITOR Trial and a $1.3 million PCORI-funded effort to translate UNC diabetes research into the clinic.

Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, professor and director of research in the department of family medicine, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor in the department of medicine, were featured in this American Diabetes Association video about the MONITOR Trial, which showed that daily blood glucose testing does not offer a significant advantage in blood sugar control or quality of life for type 2 diabetes patients who are not treated with insulin. Last fall, they received a PCORI grant to put their findings into practice.

Also in the video is John Buse, MD, PhD, the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine and division chief of endocrinology at the UNC School of Medicine, director of the UNC Diabetes Center, and Director of the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute.

The video was featured earlier this week at the ADA 79th Scientific Sessions conference in San Francisco.