December 2, 2013

What to Expect in a Diabetes Clinical Trial

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the U.S. have Diabetes, which is 8.3 percent of the entire population. The two major types of Diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. Many times there are a lot of questions or concerns about participating in a clinical trial. Below are some things to expect during a diabetes clinical trial.diabetes-slide-2

First, the trial might focus on controlling blood sugar levels. Controlling blood sugar can lower harmful blood fats and C-reactive protein, thus stabilizing blood sugar levels.  A healthy range for those with diabetes is between 90 and 130 mg/dl before meals and less than 180 mg/dl at one to two hours after a meal.

Secondly, the trial may focus on testing drugs that can stimulate insulin. Individuals with Type 2 diabetes develop a resistance to insulin, as a result insulin no longer stimulates uptake of glucose into fat and muscle. This can result in several vascular and cardiovascular problems. Participating in a clinical trial and testing these new drugs can help regulate insulin levels.

Lastly, the trial may address lifestyle changes to control diabetes symptoms. Some patients may be able to manage their diabetes through exercise and carefully monitoring the starches and sugars in their diet, while others may need insulin or medication. Participating in a clinical trial can provide you with the answers you need to take control of your diabetes.

Columbus Clinical Research in Columbus, Ohio provides participants free medical exams and other great perks which could include compensation for your time and travel. To participate in a diabetes clinical study contact us online. Become a part of the cure to help yourself and others control their diabetes.