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Taking part in a trial is one way you can help us cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes

Are you interested in taking an active role in research? Medical research studies that involve people are called clinical trials, and they form a vital part of our research. They allow researchers to test their ideas and to make new discoveries, and can potentially lead to new treatments.

There are many different kinds of clinical trial: some may involve testing a possible drug for type 1, while others may simply ask for answers to a questionnaire. But whatever the study involves, volunteering to be part of it is a tremendous help to type 1 diabetes researchers – in fact, without clinical trial volunteers, it would be impossible to develop any new treatments for type 1 at all.

Below you can find out more information about clinical trials, get details of trials currently recruiting in the UK, and hear the experiences of people who have been part of a clinical trial.

What is a clinical trial?

Learn how researchers test new treatments for type 1

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JDRF trials you can join

Find JDRF clinical trials that are recruiting now

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What is it like to take part?

Find out what it is like to take part in a clinical trial

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Other sources of information

If you can’t take part in any of the trials listed on the pages above, there are other ways to find a clinical trial you can join.

You could ask your healthcare team about any research studies happening in your local area, or use our type 1 trial finder tool.

You can also find more UK-based clinical trials by using the NHS’s Be Part of Research service, or look further afield by searching the clinicaltrials.gov website (run by the USA’s National Institutes of Health).

Other opportunities to participate or get involved in research are listed on our take part in research page.

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