Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances.
Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat diseases. Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to participate in a clinical trial?
The Office of Human Research Protection helps to think it through by publishing short explanative and educational videos.
Community is key…
AMCR Institute is an independent, single-site research facility. It was founded in 2007 and has conducted over 280 Phase 1-4 studies in diabetes and obesity. They have outpatient and inpatient opportunities involving both medications and medical devices all year around.
This worldwide renown research facility grew out of Dr. Timothy Bailey’s endocrinology practice in Escondido with an emphasis on diabetes and obesity.
Dr. Timothy Bailey is certified in endocrinology, metabolism and internal medicine. Dr. Bailey has specialized in treating patients with diabetes, lipid disorders, thyroid diseases and osteoporosis since 1990. As a clinical associate professor at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, he is very active in conducting clinical trials, educating patients and physicians, and consulting with technology firms to improve patient care.
For more than 30 years, AMCR Institute's CEO & President has directed clinical trials for many of the world leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies. He is a board-certified Endocrinologist and ACRP-certified Physician Investigator with a strong background in clinical informatics and software design and development.
AMCR Institute is dedicated to attracting, nurturing, and retaining patients and staff in order to carry out outstanding metabolic research. Volunteers, sponsors, partners, and staff enjoy working together in an environment of mutual respect that fosters personal growth and optimal health. They passionately believe that the participation of a few in clinical research studies can make a difference to the many that suffer from chronic metabolic conditions. They strive to be the best at what they always do and be meticulous in all their practices placing the care, safety, and confidentiality of study volunteers first.
Their mission - Excellence in clinical research, accelerating access to treatments that change lives.
Unfortunately, many studies end early because there are not enough volunteers. At the same time, people are looking for research studies to join, but may have a hard time finding them. As a result, key questions that may affect a community’s health go unanswered.
Before you consider participating in a diabetes clinical trial, you need to know the basics of a clinical trial to make an informed decision whether you want to participate at all.
Diabetes Council spells out the A-B-C of clinical trials and what it all means.
By joining AMCR Institute’s volunteer database, you are taking steps toward improving the research process and inspiring positive changes!
Completing the registration process does not automatically put you in a research study. It also does not mean you have to take part in research. You will always be able to decide if you want to take part in a research study.
Compensation or payment you may get for taking part in research, varies from study to study.
People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. A parent, legal guardian, or caretaker can register a child under 18, or register an adult that may not be able to join on their own.
If you're a volunteer, it means you will have more chances to be a part of studies related to you and your community, and you will be actively approached about ongoing studies.
Since the near future holds more exciting advances in diabetes care, how can you be a part of revolutionizing diabetes management?
Many people say participating in a clinical trial is a way to play a more active role in their own health care. Other people say they want to help researchers learn more about certain health problems. Whatever the motivation, when you choose to participate in a clinical trial, you become a partner in scientific discovery. And, your contribution can help future generations lead healthier lives. Major medical breakthroughs could not happen without the generosity of clinical trial participants—young and old, says National Institute on Aging.
AMCR Institute, a premier clinical research center for diabetes, explained the benefits of volunteering for clinical trials. Benefits include:
· A full physical exam at no cost
· Free laboratory work-ups
· No health insurance needed
· Potentially free glucose testing supplies and medication provided
· The possibility of a stipend for time and travel expenses
· Improved health outcomes because of the attention to your overall health
· Improved A1c levels from increased attention to blood sugar levels
· Free education for you and your family and loved ones
By taking an active role in your health care, you both help yourself and further research for other people in your situation. Contact AMCR Institute for more information on clinical trials.
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