Before medications can be prescribed to patients, they must first go through many clinical trials to make sure they’re effective and don’t have dangerous side effects. If you’ve been living with diabetes and would like to explore different treatment options, a clinical trial may be right for you. This guide reviews the benefits of volunteering for clinical trials and what studies are currently looking for volunteers with diabetes. Many studies are limited, so if you don’t qualify for one now, you may be able to volunteer for studies in the future.
There are several benefits to participating in clinical trials. The first is that you might be able to receive medical care for free, even if you don’t have health insurance. The care you receive could include diagnostic testing, blood testing supplies, and new medications to treat diabetes. Clinical trials offer compensation for participating, so many people volunteer if they could use some extra money. The final benefit is knowing that you’re helping bring medications to the market that may change other people’s lives.
There are currently five clinical trials you could qualify for if you have diabetes.
Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc.
The Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc. study is for volunteers who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. You can participate if you’re over 18-years old and meet certain screening criteria when you apply. The study team will contact you to perform a medical exam and review your medication history to determine if you meet the conditions for the study.
If you’re selected, compensation up to $900 is available for time and travel. You can get more information through the online contact form. During the study, you receive all your medication, medical exams, blood glucometer, and testing supplies free of charge.