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Alexandria, VA (June 2, 2014) – The American Diabetes Association (Association) announced the opening of a request for applications today for The American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes, a three-year program which will fund research that focuses on improving the clinical care of people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes. The program is made possible through $1.5 million in funding from Boehringer Ingelheim and is directed, managed and overseen by the Association.
This research effort follows recommendations from a recent American Diabetes Association Consensus Conference: "Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes" on the current status of care for people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). This important conference was held in collaboration with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). A number of critical research gaps were identified, and this initiative aims to address some of these important questions in order to improve care for people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, accounting for more than 40 percent of new cases, and renal insufficiency complicates the care of people with diabetes.
"The American Diabetes Association is excited to open the call for applications for The American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes research grants," said Elizabeth R. Seaquist, MD, President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association. "Chronic kidney disease is a serious complication for people who are living with diabetes. This research is critical in allowing us to better understand the connection between the two diseases, and to explore more effective ways that we can manage them medically, allowing people with diabetes to lead healthier lives."
The grants will fund a wide range of research, including:
"Boehringer Ingelheim is looking forward to high-quality proposals for this research collaboration with the American Diabetes Association which aims to close some of the important scientific gaps identified by the Consensus Conference: "Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes," said Hans-Jürgen Wörle, Vice President, Therapeutic Area Medicine Metabolism, Boehringer Ingelheim.
To learn more, visit www.diabetes.org/grants. The request for applications will be open until September 15, 2014.