Diabetes – Type II
Type II Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects your ability to use sugar (glucose). Your body is either resistant to the effect of insulin (hormone that regulates movement of sugar into the cells) or your body doesn’t produce enough insulin. The net result is increased sugar in your blood. Complications from diabetes include heart disease (chest pain and/or heart attack), hypertension, nerve damage, kidney damage, stroke, eye damage, loss of circulation to the feet, osteoporosis, increased risk of yeast/fungal infections throughout the body, hearing problems and even possible Alzheimer’s disease.
Risk factors for Diabetes include being over weight, inactivity, family history, and age over 45. Race factors include, being Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Asian American. Diabetes is diagnosed with a blood test. A fasting blood sugar less than 100 is normal, greater than or equal to 126 is consistent with diabetes. Pre-diabetes includes levels between 100 and 125. Hemoglobin A1C greater then or equal to 6.5 is consistent with the diagnosis of diabetes (this is an average blood sugar over 2 to 3 months). Random blood sugar greater than or equal to 200, any time during the day, is consistent with diabetes.
We do not currently have any enrolling studies for this condition. However, we encourage you to submit the form below with your contact information so we have the ability to notify you when a study that matches your interest is available.
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Have you ever wondered about the development of medications or medical treatments that could one day improve the health and quality of life of millions of people? Clinical trials are a fundamental part of this process. Volunteer participation in clinical trials is essential for the development and approval of new medications and medical treatments. Brevard Clinical Research Center, Inc. is most grateful to our volunteers. We value their safety, comfort and well being above all else.