What is the SEARCH Study?

SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth is a national multi-center study aimed at understanding more about diabetes among children and young adults in the United States. There are five SEARCH Study Centers, each located in one of five states (CA, CO, OH, SC, and WA). Participants who have been included in the SEARCH Study have been identified by one of the five study centers and have come from 10 different states (AZ, CA, CO, IN, KT, NM, OH, SC, UT, and WA). The Coordinating Center is located in North Carolina. SEARCH is funded by the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

SEARCH has been helping to find answers about the types of diabetes, its complications, and how having diabetes affects the lives of youth.

SEARCH was launched in 2000 and will continue at least through 2020. There are more than 27,000 study participants representing all different racial and ethnic backgrounds who have helped SEARCH determine the extent of diabetes in the community and its impact on different populations.

Are You NEW to the SEARCH Study?

You can become part of a team of researchers and study participants who are committed to learning more about diabetes among children and young adults.

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Are You a RETURNING Participant?

If you have had diabetes for at least 5 years and completed a SEARCH study visit in the past, researchers may ask you to complete another follow-up visit.

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