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Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP


Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP
Associate Professor
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 Diabetes.

In research funded by Sanofi-Aventis, Shubrook is studying the effects of short-term intensive insulin therapy on long-term glucose control and beta cell preservation. The research is in its second stage and is testing 30 volunteers who receive four injections of insulin daily for 12 weeks and then will be taken off of insulin and observed without treatment. This protocol will be compared to "routine care" in which people takes medications for the entire study as recommended by the American Diabetes Association.  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 Endocrine Center with University Medical Associates in the local community of Athens. He directs the college's Clinical Research Unit and the Diabetes Fellowship Program - one of only three known programs in the country that trains primary care physicians to become diabetes experts. He recently served as editor for the American College of Osteopathic Family Physician's journal "The Osteopathic Family Physician." He serves on the Advisory Editorial Board for this journal, the American Family Physician and the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. He is on the American Diabetes Association Primary Care Advisory Committee and the Betacellonline committee of the Endocrine Society.

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.  For more information on Dr. Shubrook, click HERE.

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