Diabetes Clinical Trials

Do you have a family member with type 1 diabetes?

If the answer is “yes” then you and your family may have a unique opportunity to join in the fight against diabetes. Researchers from The University of Florida and Greenville Health System, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and clinical centers across the country, are seeking a better understanding of how type 1 diabetes develops.  TrialNet researchers also will be searching for ways to both prevent and quickly medically intervene in those newly diagnosed with the disease.

For TrialNet’s Natural History Study, doctors at Endocrinology Specialist (Dr. Sandra Weber) are seeking to test family members of people with type 1 diabetes to determine if these family members show signs of developing the disease.  Parents, brothers, and sisters of those who have type 1 diabetes, ages 1-45 and cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and grandchildren ages 1-20 can be tested for their risk of developing type 1 diabetes free of charge.

Benefits of participating in the study include: finding out your family members’ risk level for developing diabetes, possibly receiving an early diagnosis of diabetes which would allow for early treatment, and contributing to the fight against type 1 diabetes.

For more information on type 1 Diabetes TrialNet or to schedule a free type 1 diabetes screening test, call Shirley Parker, RN., Study Coordinator (864-455-3261).

People with Diabetes and Heart Disease

The purpose of this study is to see if lowering blood sugar with an experimental anti-diabetes medication will prevent future cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes in people with type 2 diabetes who already have experienced a cardiovascular event.

If you are over 30 years old, have type 2 diabetes or a high blood sugar level, and were recently hospitalized for an acute coronary syndrome event (certain types of heart attacks or unstable angina), you may qualify for this study. Qualified participants will receive free study-related medical care and diabetes testing supplies as well as diet and exercise counseling. You also will be seen by a specialist who will closely watch your diabetes and heart disease. Call Shirley at (864)455-3261.