Why is Pharmacology Research Important?
According to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted in 2008, at that time almost 50% of Americans had used at least one prescription drug in the past month and a higher percentage of Americans, however, had used over-the-counter medications, dietary and herbal supplements at least once in that time frame. Pharmacology provides the studies to determine the safety and effectiveness of these medications.
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)
For more information of current studies available or for a screening to see if you may qualify,
Please contact our Research Department at: (210) 615-5527
These studies do not require insurance coverage, and most provide compensation for time and travel.