Welcome to our Clinical Trials and Research page
On this page you can find out about clinical trials and the research that is being carried out to improve the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes.
Clinical trials are the last research step in the development of new treatments. They enable researchers to test and evaluate the effects of these new treatments on human health. They also give us a better understanding of type 1 diabetes, its causes and its complications.
Many clinical trials are used to test out new drugs and new devices, but they can also assess other interventions like structured education or talking therapies.
Taking Part in Research & Clinical Trials
Each clinical trial has specific criteria for participation. This means that you will not be able to take part in every single trial, so to find out if there are clinical trials near you that you may be eligible for click on the type 1 diabetes trial finder tool.
There are other ways to take part in research. Students and researchers regularly contact JDRF asking for help recruiting to their research studies. By taking part, you can help researchers make progress to improve lives, find cures and better care for type 1 diabetes. JDRF lists these opportunities on its “Take part in research” page.
If you are considering taking part in clinical trials then consult with your diabetes team so that they are aware and can help you before going ahead.