Over 50% of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus will develop diabetic nerve pain, also known as diabetic neuropathy.

High levels of blood glucose for extended periods of time are known to damage peripheral nerves in the body.

Symptoms usually start in the legs and feet, although they can also occur in the hands and arms. Tingling, numbness and pain are some of the most common symptoms.

Managing blood sugar can slow down the progression of diabetic nerve pain, while over-the-counter analgesics are often given to help with symptoms.

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are medical research studies that test investigational medicines and treatments.

People may not give much thought to clinical research, but everything from aspirin to chemotherapy has been carefully tested before being prescribed by your doctor.

Clinical trials need human volunteers, who participate under the supervision of a doctor and/or health professionals. As the trial goes on, the doctors gather more and more information about the medicine or treatment under investigation. It is only through clinical trials that we learn if medicines and treatments are both effective and safe.

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COVID-19 update — we remain open.

For the safety of both staff and patients, we require that our research sites are COVID-19 SMART facilities. That means they use best practices to reduce virus exposure and are dedicated to ensuring they remain open and available for the research of investigational medications.

COVID-19 SMART steps we are taking to ensure safety include:

  • Greatly increased availability of video office visits
  • Ensuring social distancing measures are taken in all waiting areas
  • Continuing the practice of cleaning and disinfecting exams rooms thoroughly between every patient visit
  • Using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for all staff members at our health clinics

Take the next step to see if you qualify for local clinical trials for people with diabetic nerve pain.

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Dedicated to conducting clinical trials, Synexus have been investigating the effectiveness of new medicines and treatments for more than 25 years. We have vast experience in conducting clinical research with over 180 sites around the world. Each has its own dedicated team of highly trained doctors and nurses to provide our patients with the highest level of comfort and professionalism.

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