Never before has JDRF been funding as many human clinical trials as it is today: more than 40 compared with just six some five years ago. That dramatic increase, and the overall progress in diabetes research, makes it harder for people with diabetes to keep up-to-date on what trials are available, and to make decisions on whether or not to participate in a study.
So to help people with diabetes and their families better understand the clinical trial landscape, and give them the information they need to make a decision about taking an active role in the search for a cure, JDRF has launched Clinical Trials Connection, at http://www.trials.jdrf.org/.
It’s an online tool that provides information about and access to clinical trials – both JDRF-funded and others. Through this web site, people can provide criteria like the type of trial they are interested in, how long they have had diabetes, and how far they’d be willing to travel, and the site will let them know about studies that match those characteristics. Clinical Trials Connection can help them search for trials, compare one trial with another, and update them on new trials that might match their interest. Plus, the service provides contact information for the researchers conducting the trial, so people interested in trials can contact them directly for more information, after discussing options with their healthcare provider.
All information provided through Clinical Trials Connection to connect people with information about trials will be kept in the strictest confidence. To be an active part of research leading to a cure, or just to get more information about clinical trials, visit JDRF’s Clinical Trials Connection at http://www.trials.jdrf.org/.