Clinical research

Hope through Research

Clinical trials are research studies involving humans, some who are well and others diagnosed with an illness. Through clinical studies, doctors and researchers learn more about endocrinological, metabolic, and diabetic illnesses and their complications, while investigating new treatments. Diabetes Associates medical group conducts clinical research at a separate but adjourning research site. The design of each trial is reviewed and its process is monitored to ensure that the risks are small and are worth the potential benefits.

We are seeking participants for clinical trials in type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, thyroid cancer, peripheral artery disease.

Please call our office at (714) 202-8894 or fax to (714) 639-3904 if you are interested in participating in a clinical research trial that opens up for patient enrollment.

Understanding Clinical Trials

For more information, the following is a series of frequently asked questions regarding the process of a clinical trial, related terminology, and the role of the participant.

The following information is from www.clinicaltrials.gov, a website of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

What is a clinical trial?
Why participate in a clinical trial?
Who can participate in a clinical trial?
What happens during a clinical trial?
What is informed consent?
What are the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial?
What are side effects and adverse reactions?
How is the safety of the participant protected?
What should people consider before participating in a trial?
What kind of preparation should a potential participant make for the
meeting with the research coordinator or doctor?
Does a participant continue to work with a primary health care
provider while in a trial?
Can a participant leave a clinical trial after it has begun?
Where do the ideas for trials come from?
Who sponsors clinical trials?
What is a protocol?
What is a placebo?
What is a control or control group?
What are the different types of clinical trials?
What are the phases of clinical trials?
What is “expanded access”?