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Clinical Studies

An important facet of the Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) Division is its ground-breaking clinical research. Through clinical studies, our physicians and research staff learn more about endocrinological, metabolic, and diabetic illnesses and their complications, while investigating new methodologies and treatments. We are proud to be on the front line of this research with funding from the top agencies, such as the American Diabetes Association, the National Institutes of Health, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Why Volunteer for Research?
See our patients talk about why they participate!


Learn about the Preventing Early Renal Loss (PERL) Study for Type 1 Diabetes:


Follow the links below to learn more about our studies:
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All diabetes-related studies
(you may also sign up at the Diabetes Research Registry)

All diabetes studies seeking healthy volunteers

Type 1 Diabetes Studies

Type 2 Diabetes Studies

Pre-diabetes and At Risk for Diabetes Studies



Metabolic Syndrome Studies

Obesity and Exercise Studies


Adrenal Cancer Studies

Thyroid Cancer Studies

Please note that studies open and close frequently, so if you don’t find what you’re looking for, please check back or consider creating an account on  You may also sign up at the Diabetes Research Registry if you are specifically interested in diabetes-related studies. Once you have a account or have registered at the Diabetes Research Registry, you will be automatically notified if studies open up for which you qualify.

General questions about our diabetes clinical studies:
(734) 998-4969