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Diabetes Complications Clinical Trials

Published: 11/13/23 3:44 pm
By April Hopcroft

A person with diabetes receives a blood pressure screeningPeople with diabetes are at higher risk for health issues like chronic kidney disease, diabetic macular edema, and liver disease. Here are clinical trials studying ways to treat diabetes-related complications.

Taking care of diabetes can be stressful, especially when it comes to the many complications that can result from years of high blood sugar levels. 

Researchers are investigating a wide variety of medications to help alleviate complications, from drugs that have already been approved for glycemic control to new investigational therapies. 

Here are several trials specifically focused on diabetes complications:

1. Join Trial Researching New Medication for Diabetic Kidney Disease

This trial is investigating a new oral medication, INV-202, which is designed to improve regulation in the kidney, liver, and pancreas in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

2. Researching Semaglutide for Fatty Liver Disease in Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

Join a study at the UC San Diego investigating the potential benefits of the GLP-1 agonist semaglutide for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 

3. Trial Seeking People With Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

A clinical trial is recruiting participants with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) to see how well a combination of glucose-lowering and kidney-protective drugs works to slow the progression of CKD. 

4. Join Trial Researching New Treatment for Kidney Disease in Type 1 Diabetes

Beginning in March 2024, the FINE-ONE trial will investigate the effectiveness of Kerendia (finerenone), a medication to prevent kidney disease progression in adults with type 1 diabetes.

More clinical trials to watch out for:

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About the authors

April Hopcroft joined diaTribe in 2023 as a Staff Writer after co-leading the Diabetes Therapy team at Close Concerns. She graduated from Smith College in 2021, where she majored in... Read the full bio »