Diabetes Clinical Studies

You can help us prevent and treat diabetes. An important mission of the U-M Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes 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 enroll in UMClinicalStudies.org, see our list of diabetes clinical studies below, and contact the Diabetes Center research team with questions.

Follow the links to learn more about studies for patients and healthy volunteers.

Please note that studies open and close frequently, so if you don’t find what you’re looking for, please check back or consider creating an account on UMClinicalStudies.org.  You may also sign up at the Diabetes Research Registry if you are specifically interested in diabetes-related studies. Once you have a UMClinicalStudies.org account or have registered at the Diabetes Research Registry, you will be automatically notified if studies open up for which you qualify.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Studies looking for type 2 diabetes patients