25.8 million Children and adults in America have diabetes, According to the American Diabetes Association. Type 2 diabetes is the most widespread form, and millions of Americans have been diagnosed. It is important to find solutions to help decrease the number of those who struggle with diabetes.
Columbus Clinical Research is conducting a five-year study called, “Freedom Study: ITCA650-107” to provide a more convenient way of taking Exenatide for patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
Along with proper diet and exercise, Exenatide is used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. When injected into the body, it stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin when blood sugar levels are high. Insulin helps move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. Exenatide also slows the digestive tract, resulting in a decreased appetite.
Typically, this medication comes in liquid form in a prefilled dosing pen to inject under the skin. It is generally injected twice daily within 60 minutes before the morning and evening meals. Columbus Clinical Research is conducting a research study for a new delivery method of Exenatide, which is more convenient and does not include shots.
Instead of injections, we are now conducting clinical trials using a prefilled implantation device of the medicine into the body. After the first implantation, replacement is needed three months later and then after the three month replacement it decreases to replacement every six months. The staff provides a detailed explanation of the device and even shows you what it looks like so no questions are left unanswered.
The advantage of this delivery method is you do not have to worry about remembering to inject the medication at certain times of the day, and no shots are involved. It can also aid in weight loss and proper cardiovascular levels.
Participants are compensated; receive a free medical exam, a glucometer with test strips, and regular health checks during enrollment in the clinical trial. The nurse will call regularly to see how you are doing and where your blood sugar levels are to help keep you on track to becoming healthier. They also provide counseling and are available to answer any question or concerns you may have during the process.
If you are over 40 years old with Type 2 diabetes and suffer from cardiovascular issues, coronary artery disease or have had a stroke this clinical study can help you gain control over your health. Contact us today to start your journey to a healthier you!