You can help us prevent and treat diabetes.

An important mission of the U-M Comprehensive Diabetes Center is ground-breaking research. We are proud to be on the front line of diabetes discoveries, with funding from top agencies such as the American Diabetes Association, the National Institutes of Health, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Clinical research allows us to revolutionize patient care, improve quality of life, and — ultimately — find a cure. This would not be possible without study participants, our partners in the vital research that we perform. People like you can make a difference by volunteering for our clinical studies.

Patients may benefit from study participation by receiving study medications, physical exams, laboratory tests, and/or other medical care, often at no charge. Many studies also need healthy volunteers (people without the disease), so family and friends can sign up too.

If you or someone you know would be interested in helping contribute to medical advances in diabetes, please (1) enroll in, (2) see our list of diabetes clinical studies, and (3) contact the Diabetes Center research team with questions. Thank you.

I made a difference
in DIABETES treatment.

Mike Tokai
Clinical Studies Volunteer

What is clinical health research?
1955 – Epidemiologist Thomas Francis, Jr., MD (School of Public Health) announces on April 12 that the Salk polio vaccine is “safe, effective, and potent”.  He designed and conducted the largest clinical study ever undertaken using human subjects, involving 1.8 million children at 15,000 schools in 44 states and areas of Canada and Finland.
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