Validation of survey questions to distinguish type 1 and type 2 diabetes among adults with diabetes

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Type 1 (~5% of diagnosed cases of diabetes) and type 2 diabetes (90-95% of diagnosed cases of diabetes) are distinct diseases with a different epidemiology and pathophysiology. Currently, the health-related data sources used to monitor trends in diabetes prevalence and incidence are unable to distinguish between types of diabetes. Therefore, the purpose of the FOA is to explore the development and validation of a set of questions that can be used on future surveys to indicate whether diabetic respondents have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. A secondary goal is to validate definitions of type of diabetes using electronic health record algorithms.

Only one application per institution is allowed


  • Duke Internal: Jan. 16, 2017
  • Letter of Intent: Jan. 21, 2017
  • Application: Feb. 21, 2017

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

For an applicant to be considered they must be responsive to the information here. Because a validity study of survey questions of diabetes type requires a population of known patients with diabetes, applicants must have access to a diabetes patient registry or diabetes patient database with identifiable information that would allow them to contact patients and their physicians. Also, applicants must have access to electronic health records in order to meet the FOA objective of validating diabetes type using electronic health record data. If your application is incomplete or non-responsive to the special eligibility requirements listed in this section, it will not enter into the review process.



Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

January 16, 2017

External Deadline

February 21, 2017