Research and Clinical Trials
Research is ongoing at the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. Results of these research initiatives are quickly translated into improved treatment and services for patients.
Special research interests of the physician researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology include:
- New understandings of the genetic basis of Type 2 diabetes and obesity, and the development of new therapeutic and preventive strategies.
- Characterization of growth factors for pancreatic beta-cells and their potential clinical use for treatment of Type 1 diabetes.
- Investigation of the long-term effects of blood glucose control on prevention and delay of diabetic complications.
- Determining the optimal pre- and post-operative care for patients undergoing pancreas transplantation.
- Clinical trials of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of diabetes and obesity.
- Study of relatives of people with Type 1 diabetes to determine genetics of the disease.
The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology is seeking volunteers for the following research studies:
- Clinical trials of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of diabetes and obesity needs volunteers with diabetes.
- A study of the genetics of diabetes requires people with diabetes and their families.
- The Diabetes Prevention Trial requires close relatives of people with Type 1 diabetes to test for antibodies for insulin.
- An intervention study to prevent Type 2 diabetes in African Americans by preventing obesity needs volunteers aged 5 to 10 years old.
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Visit our Clinical Trials section to learn how to participate in studies designed to find new and better ways to treat patients with diabetes.
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This page was last updated: June 20, 2013