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.