Director, Clinical Research
Director, Diabetes Fellowship
Editor, ACOFP's Journal: The Osteopathic Family Physician
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Shubrook is developing a dramatically novel method of treating patients newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The approach is leading some patients to not needing any medications for up to four years following treatment - essentially putting diabetes into remission.
This is currently being studied in a randomized trial called INSPIRE.
In research funded by Sanofi-Aventis, Shubrook is studying the effects of short-term intensive insulin therapy on long-term insulin needs. The research is in its second stage and will center around 60 volunteers who receive four injections of insulin daily for 12-16 weeks. Shubrook hopes that his work will one day change the way we treat Type 2 Diabetes. If successful, his new approach for treatment could change the way the disease progresses, making it a ground-breaking advance in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.
In addition to teaching and research, Shubrook also sees patients at the Diabetes Center with University Medical Associates at Ohio University in the local community of Athens. He is the director of the college's Clinical Research Unit and also runs the Diabetes Fellowship Program - one of only two programs in the country that trains primary care physicians to become diabetes experts. He also serves as editor for the American College of Osteopathic family Physician's journal "The Osteopathic Family Physician."
His other areas of diabetes research focus on improving care for at-risk communities and helping to deliver diabetes-focused care in the context of the patient centered medical home.
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