Many people and their families stricken with serious diseases are often unaware of the multitude of clinical trials underway throughout the country that are actively seeking participants to help test and develop new treatments and possibly even cures for the likes of diabetes, cancer, heart conditions, and other unsolved maladies. These clinical trials not only need the participation of patients to study the effectiveness of experimental treatments, but also the trails themselves often give hope to seriously ill people that they may experience substantial improvement in their condition as a result of participating in a clinical trial and benefitting from a treatment that would otherwise not be made available to them.
Baylor College of Medicine, in collaboration with the D2d Study, is seeking to take a pro-active approach to using the internet to recruit participants in two new clinical trials for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes patients.
In a recent press release, BCM explains that they are, “. . . recruiting volunteers to take part in the first definitive, large-scale clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health to investigate if a vitamin D supplement helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in adults” for those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Dubbed the “D2d” study, this pre-diabetes study is not only open to participants in and around the Houston area, but nationwide as well.
Click the D2d icon below for more information on eligibility and which cities are participating in the clinical trial:
Do you know what metformin is? Read all about it here on BioNews Texas’ Metformin Info Page
Like the D2d study, the GRADE study is being conducted at BCM in Houston, as well as at many other study sites throughout the United States. If you’d like more information on the GRADE study, click on the icon below:
Photo from bcm.edu
DISCLAIMER: BioNews Texas is a publishing company that occasionally focuses on the clinical trials industry. The information provided in this article is designed to help educate patients on clinical trials that may be of interest to them, based on the topic of the story, and to help patients contact the centers conducting the research. BioNews Texas is neither promoting this research nor involved in conducting any of these trials. Some study summaries have been edited for clarity purposes to make them easier to understand.