Clinical Research Program
The Cosmopolitan International Diabetes Center is recognized for its excellence in multidisciplinary research. Faculty members in the departments of child health, medicine and ophthalmology were co-investigators in the landmark 10-year study, the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health to find the most effective way to prevent diabetes complications.
Physicians at the center have also developed a test to measure how well a person's blood sugar has been controlled over several months, the hemoglobin A1C. An at-home version of the test is hailed by patients as an important breakthrough for improved control and independence in their lives.
Patients who qualify may become subjects in various ongoing clinical research trials. Research studies now being conducted at the center include clinical trials for:
- Inhaled insulin
- Neuropathy; diabetic foot ulcers
- New medications for diabetes control
- Growth hormone use in adults
The Diabetes Center works with the Clinical Research Unit to facilitate the operation of clinical trials. The unit is fully staffed by registered nurses and administrative staff who coordinate clinical trials. If you are interested in participating in a clinical research project or in getting more information about the unit, please contact the Clinical Research Unit at (573) 882-4894.