Clinical trials form the basis of our knowledge of what works and what doesn't work in medicine. The landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, for example, proved once and for all the tight blood glucose control reduces the risk of developing complications. Other clinical trials have shown that insulin pump therapy is safe and effective for kids, that continuous glucose sensors lower HbA1c if the patient uses the sensor six or more days per week, and that injected insulin doesn't prevent type 1 diabetes in those at-risk.
But what exactly is a clinical trial, and how do they work? Our friends at diaTribe explain.
- Part I - Introduction and the Beginning of the Process
- Part II - Starting Clinical Trials
- Part III - Completing the Process -- Some More Testing, then Soon to Market!
- How to Get Involved -- Participating in a Clinical Trial
Last Updated: Wednesday December 31, 2014 20:55:36
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