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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health - NIDDK

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Bldg 31, Rm 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560

Bethesda, MD 20892-2560

301-496-3583 (Voice)


The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines. The Institute's Division of Intramural Research encompasses the broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive and liver diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Basic research studies include biochemistry, biophysics, nutrition, pathology, histochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical and molecular biology, and pharmacology. NIDDK extramural research is organized into 4 divisions: Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases; Digestive Diseases and Nutrition; Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases; and Extramural Activities.

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The NDIC distributes publications about diabetes, provided free of copyright, in varying reading levels. Publications include easy-to-read booklets, fact sheets, Spanish-language materials, and a quarterly newsletter--Diabetes Dateline. Patients, health care professionals, and the general public can order publications through an online publications catalog. The NDIC also sends publications to health fairs and community events. All publications produced by the NDIC are carefully reviewed by both NIDDK scientists and outside experts.

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Review Date

Thu Jul 21, 2011