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Trying to Control Your Type 2 Diabetes

  • Diet and exercise may not be enough...
  • Currently available medications may not be enough and may have undesirable side effects...
  • A clinical research trial may be an option that you have not considered and does not require insurance.
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Winners

Unless you were the recent MegaMoney winner, your options for dealing with your type 2 diabetes may be limited. The stories that follow represent real people that needed options. They took the time to participate in and receive the benefits from a clinical research trial. Which makes them and all of the other people that will benefit from the outcome of the trial winners.

This is Maria's story...

Between jobs and without health insurance Maria was constantly tired and thirsty. A friend suggested she visit a local health fair. At the Health fair Maria found out that she had very high blood sugar levels and probably had type II diabetes.

After unsuccessfully trying to control her diabetes through diet and exercise, Maria remembered that at the health fair there was a company doing clinical research and they were looking for people that had type II diabetes.

Maria called the company and after answering a few questions about her current health she was scheduled for a screening visit a couple of days later. At the screening visit Maria read and signed a document that gave a detailed description of the clinical trial she would be participating in. According to the document the trial would last for twelve months and during that time she would receive at no charge.

  1. Study Medication
  2. A Blood Glucose Meter and test strips
  3. Eight office visits to verify that the study medication was working properly
  4. Compensation for her time and travel for the office visits

Maria was given a physical examination by the physician in charge of the trial and samples of her blood and urine were taken for analysis. A follow up visit was scheduled to review the results from the exam.

The results from her screening visit confirmed that she had type II diabetes and that she met the requirements of the trial.Maria was given the study medication and instructed its proper use. She was then given a blood glucose measuring device and shown how to use it properly and last but not least she was given a phone number that she could call any time with questions or concerns related to her health and the trial.

Maria began taking the study medication and within a week her blood sugar level was back to a normal level and she was feeling much better.

Could this be you? Give us a call at 702-893-8968 to see if we can give you some options for controlling your diabetes. Or visit Clinical Research Center of Nevada at www.crcnnv.com.

This is Bill's Story

Two years ago following a routine physical, Bill's physician told him that he had type II diabetes. His physician prescribed medication to control his blood sugars and a meter monitor how well the medication was working. During the first six months Bill's sugar levels returned to normal and he was feeling much better. Then his sugar levels began to rise.

Bill discussed the increase with his physician. The physician ordered more tests and then changed medication dosage again. Still his sugar levels increased and he returned to his physician. He told Bill that there were other medications that might control his diabetes but they were much more expensive and may not be covered by his insurance. Bill then told his physician he had just lost his job.

Bills Doctor recommended that he look into participating in a clinical trial, as he might be eligible to participate in a diabetes trial.

The next day Bill called the clinical research center his physician had suggested and after answering a few questions about his current health Bill was scheduled for a screening visit.

At his screening visit Bill met his clinical trial coordinator. The coordinator gave Bill a detailed description of the trial he would be participating in and asked him to read and sign the document. After signing the document Bill was given a physical examination by the physician in charge of the trial and samples of his blood and urine were taken for analysis. At the end of the visit the coordinator told Bill that they would contact him to schedule the next visit if he met the trial requirements.

The results from the screening visit showed that he met the requirements of the trial and he was contacted for his next visit where he was given the trial medication and instructed in its proper use.

Bill followed the instructions and his sugar levels quickly returned to normal. His primary care physician confirmed that the medication was working very well during his next visit.

Is this your story?

Call now to see if you are eligible to participate in a local clinical trial. Clinical Research Center of Nevada (702) 893-8968 Or visit us at www.crcnnv.com for more information

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