Research in San Antonio, TX
You can make a difference!
Participate in clinical research to learn more about your condition, gain access to new treatments and medications, and help the medical community advance science.
Why is Pharmacology Research Important?
These studies do not require insurance coverage, and most provide compensation for time and travel.
The Diabetes and Glandular Disease Clinic participates in a variety of research studies including:
- Type 1 diabetes Mellitus, Specifically Immunotherapy for early Type 1 diabetes to prevent progressive beta-cell failure
- New technologies for continuous glucose monitoring
- New insulin pump therapy
- New closed systems (artificial pancreas systems)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus trials (some similar technologies used in Type 1 diabetes trials)
- New closed loop systems
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy trials
- Multiple fatty liver studies that can affect Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients as well as those without diabetes
- Thyroid disease
- Obesity research
- Hypogonadism (low testosterone)
Frequently Asked Questions
A clinical trial is a research study designed to provide valuable data for a new or existing treatment, or treatment method, to determine if it is safe and effective for humans. In order to determine if a treatment is both safe and effective, testing must be conducted to provide statistical proof. According to laws and regulations, all clinical trials must be reviewed, approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure the ethical treatment of participants, and to ensure that all participants are fully informed about the study prior to agreeing to participate.
YES, participation in a clinical research study is always voluntary and optional, and you can stop participating at any time. Ethical laws and regulations prevent participants of clinical research studies from being given undue influence or from being coerced into participating or continuing to participate.