Therapy Area Diabetes
Our Diabetes Research Studies
Diabetes is a group of diseases where the sugar (glucose) levels in the blood are too high.
In diabetes mellitus (DM) the high blood sugar levels are caused by the body not being able to control the blood sugar levels properly, because of the body’s inability to produce or use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and lowers the blood sugar levels by helping to move the sugar from the blood into the body cells where the sugar is used as a source of energy.
The types of DM are: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 DM is often diagnosed in children or teenagers and occurs when the pancreas does not produce any insulin. Type 2 DM develops slowly over time and the risk to develop Type 2 DM increases with age. Type 2 DM occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body cannot use the insulin properly anymore.
Blood sugar levels that remain high can lead to damage of body organs, such as the eyes, kidneys and nerves. Untreated DM also increases the risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.
We conduct research studies involving DM to test new or improved treatments that may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes and other problems that may be caused by high blood sugar levels.
Volunteer to participate
We are currently recruiting patients and healthy volunteers to participate in clinical research studies at our clinic. If you are a healthy volunteer or would like assistance in finding the right study for you, please join our Volunteer Mailing List by filling out the Volunteer List form and we will contact you when new studies are available.