Clinical Trials Related to Endocrinology
Endocrinology is the study of medicine that relates to the endocrine system – the system that controls hormones and the glands which release them. Endocrinologists treat people who suffer from hormone imbalances with the goal to restore normal balance to these hormones. Aging, stress, environmental factors, and disease can affect the hormone balance in your body. Hormone imbalance can lead to chronic kidney disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, as well as cancer.
Participate in a clinical trial to help find alternative treatment options for different endocrinology conditions.
Diabetes mellitus type 1 is a form of diabetes mellitus in which not enough insulin is produced. This results in high blood sugar levels in the body. The classical symptoms are frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, and weight loss. Additional symptoms may include blurry vision, feeling tired, and poor healing. Symptoms typically develop over a short period of time.
Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a long-term metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin. Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss. Symptoms may also include increased hunger, feeling tired, and sores that do not heal. Often symptoms come on slowly. Long-term complications from high blood sugar include heart disease, strokes, diabetic retinopathy which can result in blindness, kidney failure, and poor blood flow in the limbs which may lead to amputations.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathies are nerve-damaging disorders associated with diabetes mellitus. These conditions are thought to result from a diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (vasa nervorum) in addition to macrovascular conditions that can accumulate in diabetic neuropathy.