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Research Opportunities

Research volunteers have a critical role in helping to advance the treatment and understanding of diabetes and its complications. The participation of research study volunteers is very important to provide greater quality and excellence in the care of people living with diabetes.

A clinical trial is a way to test an innovative (new) treatment in people before it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You should discuss participation in any clinical trial with your healthcare team to ensure that it is the right treatment for you.


Community-based research is an approach to conducting research by partnering researchers and community members directly affected by and knowledgeable about diabetes.


There are resources that can help you find current innovations and treatments for diabetes.