diabaid was created in 2003 and is devoted to the assistance of diabetic patients of all ages as regards treatment, prevention, education and follow-up.
- The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of other chronic diseases.
- The training of health professionals connected with clinical research in all phases (pre-clinical and clinical until market drug set up) and SMO activities.
- Carry out researching activities acting as liaison between laboratories, international CROs and local and international investigational sites linked with PIs covering a wide range of specialties along a number of countries in Latin America (e.g.: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Mexico).
diabaid was founded to treat persons suffering from Diabetes Mellitus and/or Chronic Pathologies and assist them to maintain and improve their health and quality of life. Patients are provided a highly qualified, dynamic and efficient care from a comprehensive and interdisciplinary point of view.
Moreover, our institution encourages and carries out clinical trials in all phases, meeting all international standards required by the pharmacology industry and regulatory authorities.
Liliana Pelegrina, is a Medical Doctor graduated at the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina in 1984, specialized in Endocrinology at the National University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She qualified as Doctor in Health Services Management in the Research Development Center at the Medical College, UBA, in 2000 and also obtained a Master in Psico-Inmuno-Neuro-Endocrinology (PINE) from the University Foundation Dr. René Favaloro in Buenos Aires in 2001. Presently, she is the Medical Director of Diabaid, Center of Chronic Pathologies.
She started her practice at the Endocrinology and Adolescence Department of the Pediatric Hospital Dr. Pedro de Elizalde in Buenos Aires and then worked for ten years in both the Pediatric Department in Clínica del Niño and in the Endocrinology and Adolescence Department at the Pediatric Hospital Humberto Notti in Mendoza. She also acted as advisor for Health Reforms Projects for the National Institute of Social Security for the Retired and Pensioners (PAMI) and for Reforms in the Health Insurance System in the provinces of Buenos Aires and Salta.
She is currently a member of the Argentine Society of Pediatrics, the Argentine Society of Endocrinology, the Argentine Society of Diabetes, the Latin American Society of Diabetes, the International Diabetes Federation, the Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism, the Society of PINE, the Foundation Gregory Bateson and the Minuchin Center for the Family, among others.
For two decades, she has been attending numerous postgraduate courses delivered by highly prestigious institutions, such as: Adolescence, Family and Drug Addiction (UBA); Endocrinology and Metabolism (Regional Center of Investigation-CRICYT); Continual Medical Education in Pediatrics (National University of Cuyo); Education in Health for Adolescents (UBA); Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus in children and adolescents (Argentine Society of Diabetes-UBA); Genetics in Pediatrics (University of Rosario); Clinical Nutrition and Pathology in Nutrition and Metabolism (University Foundation Dr. René Favaloro); New Systems of Organization and Finance of Health (University Institute and Medicine Society-CEMIC); Program of Management Development (Management Development Center, Arthur Andersen); Program of Methodology in Research and Development in Pediatrics (Pediatrics Hospital Juan P. Garraham) among many others.
General and Vascular Surgeon
Chairman of the Investigational Unit
Gerardo Uviedo, MD, is a Staff Member of the Vascular Surgery department at Del Pilar Hospital and Chairman of the Vascular Surgery department at the Diabetic Foot Service at Diabaid Diabetes Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He obtained his MD degree at the National University of Rosario, where he acted as former instructor of General Surgery. He has fifteen years of clinical practice experience in General Surgery and Critical Care and ten years of experience in Vascular and Thoracic Surgery. He has worked in the area of implantable medical devices (Vascular Grafts, Sutures, Endocrinal Electrodes, and Catheters) since the early times of his career and has also published about several surgical topics. He has five years of Clinical Research experience in SNC, Cardiovascular and Oncology therapeutic areas, as well as experience in research.
He has been trained in GCPs and SOPs by Quintiles and Genzyme in Miami (USA) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) respectively. In 2006 he joined Activa CRO, Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is working currently in several clinical trials as a Clinical Monitor and Clinical Research Advisor.
Chief of the Teaching and Training Unit
Why to choose South America
The Southern Cone, particularly Argentina, has been facing a new phenomenon in the field of medical investigation since the beginning of the decade, namely a large number of proposals for clinical trials. This situation is easily understood taking into consideration the following factors:
The South Cone possesses a high percentage of naive patients in almost all its countries.
It has well-trained and experienced investigational sites with highly qualified professionals.
It also features advantageous timeframes for the early phases, development and transmission of data as well as for the termination of clinical trials, bringing as a result a significant reduction in the Sponsors’ budget.
Should you be looking for the best opportunity to develop your investigational project, please contact Gerardo Uviedo, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +54-9-11-63320006 for further information
Continuity and communication characterizes our institution where every patient has his/her Computerized Medical History available for our professional teams since the patient’s first visit.
diabaid distinctive interdisciplinary system of medical care is based on the Integrated Clinics model together with Educational Programs, Physical and Socio-Cultural Activities and Management.
- Specialized Biochemistry
- General Surgery
- Clinical Medicine
- Diabetes (children, adolescents and adults)
- Endocrinology and metabolic pathologies
- Specialized nurses
- Treatment of phlebitis
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- Kinesiology – Physiotherapy
- Peripheral vascular pathology
- Rheumatology (treatment of Degenerative Osteoarthritis and Arthritis)
- Children – Adolescents
- Elderly people
- Special circumstances (pregnancy and lactation, sports and competition, pre and post surgical period)
Mental Health Department:
Specialized in the treatment of chronic pathologies.
- Psychological assistance for children, adolescents, adults and elderly people
- Psychological assistance for families
- Group psychology
- Art therapy
diabaid distinctive interdisciplinary system of medical care is based on the Integrated Clinics model together with Educational Programs, Physical and Socio-Cultural Activities and Management. Our professional teams in the areas of medical care, management, teaching and research have at their disposal a computerized medical history as the indispensable tool to keep a sole, complete and up-dated record of each patient since his/her first visit to our institution.
This new paradigm that relates biological facts with psycho-social and contextual factors as an indivisible unit, giving preeminence to strategies aimed at prevention, constitutes the scientific spirit that makes of Diabaid an efficient and humane medical care system.
Having our own experience in the development of Management Informatics Systems, namely DISEASE MANAGEMENT diabaid Program (D M d), as well as technology and human resources specialized in data processing, enables us to meet international standards and to offer medical institutions a wide variety of management services.
– General aims of D M d:
- D M d optimizes the accessibility of administrative, clinical and epidemic data in order not only to improve the quality of assistance offered but also the connection and interaction among institutions.
- Moreover, it maximizes cost reduction in the short and long run, thus facilitating the efficient administration of human, material and financial resources.
diabaid has based its activities on the permanent training of both professionals and patients, bringing solutions to diabetes related diseases through prevention and treatment of diabetes and its derived disorders, as well as other chronic pathologies that the institution is involved with, such as: Neurological diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, oncological diseases, degenerative disorders, etc.
Thus, a series of activities are continuously performed on a yearly basis, bringing support and solution to a growing population suffering from these illnesses:
- Technical talks for patients, their relatives and care givers
- Conferences for MDs, nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists, Medical and Nurse students, etc
Clinical Research Unit
Our CRU involves a wide range of specialties in charge of highly qualified professionals both in the health system and the research field, reaching the best standards of patient enrollment in Clinical Trials.
PIs receive an internal training in GCPs and ICHs, a special review for every Protocol to be performed along with a close following of regulatory processes that ensure quality and fastness until IRB approval.
diabaid maintains a continuous communication and feed back with laboratories, sponsors and CROs; thus, a fast-tracking data flow is granted for every step in clinical trials.
The Integrative Medicine Program
combines the technology and progress of western medicine with ancestral traditional therapies, creating synergy and cooperation in a complementary way.
Ancient disciplines of wisdom like Traditional Chinese Medicine and Zen Shiatsu have proved to be a positive influence on patients attending conventional treatments.
A person is treated as a whole. We focus on restoring the healthy balance of the organism, emphasizing the bond medic-patient.
This new perspective expands the therapeutic options, bringing the patients possibilities like Zen Shiatsu massage, Acupuncture, Reiki and Chinese Traditional Medicine. These disciplines restore the energetic balance of the organism increasing our self-healing capacity.
We also offer activities like Chi Kung, Aikido, TangoCreativo, Bioenergetics and Yoga therapy as regular activities, and special courses for people working in the field of health care.
Our program is open to the community, though it has important benefits to regular patients of Diabaid.
You can contact us by phone, e-mail or by filling out the contact form below.
- Phone: 4813-9410 / 4813-4173
- Paraguay 1570 – C1061 ABD
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires – República Argentina