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It is estimated that 11 million Canadians have diabetes. Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition that is classified into two types. In Type 1 Diabetes, the immune system has mistakenly killed the beta cells of the pancreas, resulting in little or no insulin production. With Type 2 Diabetes, the body does not properly use the insulin or does not make enough of it. Insulin is the hormone that allows us to regulate the glucose (sugar) in our blood. As a result, in both types of Diabetes, sugar builds up in the blood instead of being used as energy. As the body is a complex network of inter-related systems, the build up of blood sugar can cause serious and even life-threatening complications.
Research in the field of Diabetes has made considerable advances in helping individuals to live long and healthy lives. At Bluewater Clinical Research Group, we are proud to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and treatment of Diabetes. We are actively enrolling patients with Type 2 Diabetes for important clinical research trials.
At any given time, we may have a number of different studies for patients with diabetes. Diabetic patients may receive no-cost study drugs and extra study related care. Please fill out the form below for more information on how you can become involved in one of our research studies.
To find out more, or see if you may qualify, please provide us with your contact information and one of our enrollment facilitators will be happy to get in touch with you. As everyone has different schedules, we may even text you to set up a good time to talk. Clinical research studies can have varying criteria. We generally have a few questions that help us determine if you qualify and if the study may be a good fit for you.
Clinical research studies can have varying criteria to participate in them. We will be contacting you to discuss the inclusion and exclusion criteria for this study to help us determine if you qualify and if the study may be a good fit for you.
For more on the history of Diabetes and research in the field, visit the Canadian Diabetes Association website.