Patients are participating in type 2 diabetes research around the world

We currently have a number of clinical trials and research studies seeking patients managing Type 2 diabetes. We can help find trials and research studies near you and may help you to get access to those opportunities.

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Type 2 Diabetes clinical trials and research studies

What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and often progressive condition where the body does not make enough insulin or does not respond to insulin efficiently. Insulin is critical in moving glucose from the blood into cells, where it is used for energy. In type 2 diabetes, glucose stays in the blood, leading to a higher than normal level of glucose in the body, which results in a number of symptoms and complications. These include constant hunger, a lack of energy, fatigue, weight loss, excessive thirst and frequent urination. Type 2 diabetes differs from type 1 diabetes as it does not have a direct genetic cause. Rather, type 2 diabetes is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, with age and obesity playing a role in increasing risk. Long term, type 2 diabetes complications may become disabling and can lead to heart and blood vessel disease, nerve damage (neuropathy), kidney damage (nephropathy), eye damage, foot damage, skin and mouth conditions, pregnancy complications and can even become life-threatening. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a normal blood sugar level can dramatically reduce the risk of many complications. While lifestyle modifications and medication can help manage type 2 diabetes, there is currently no cure.

Where is Type 2 diabetes research now?

Extensive research is ongoing around the world in type 2 diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Because of the widespread incidence of type 2 diabetes, and the significant short and long-term impacts type 2 diabetes has on a person’s life, type 2 diabetes research is one of the largest medical research communities in the world.

How can I get involved in Type 2 diabetes research?

Getting involved in type 2 diabetes research and clinical trials may be a part of your treatment plan, or it may help pave the way in developing new diagnostics and therapies that will benefit others. There are a large number of clinical trials and research studies undertaken each year to understand, prevent and treat type 2 diabetes.

Participants participated for type 2 diabetes trials around the world

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Type 2 Diabetes clinical trials and research studies around the world

22 trials

Phase 1

22 trials

Phase 2

36 trials

Phase 3

51 trials

Phase 4

292 trials


Leading areas of type 2 diabetes research

Types of type 2 diabetes