Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) Clinical Trial
- 25 – 80 years old
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is defined as a microvascular injury of the small blood vessels that supply the nerves of the arms and legs. Nearly half of all patients with Type 2 Diabetes experience the symptoms of DPN, which can range from pain, tingling and numbness to loss of feeling in the hands, arms, feet and legs.
What causes peripheral neuropathy? Chronically high blood sugar levels damage nerves not only in your extremities but also in other parts of your body. This means you may not feel heat, cold, or pain in your feet, legs, or hands. If you get a cut or sore on your foot, you may not know it, which is why it's so important to inspect your feet daily. If a shoe doesn't fit properly, you could even develop a foot ulcer and not know it.
Coastal Clinical Research, Inc. (CCR) has conducted over seven DPN studies since 1987. You may be eligible to participate in our DPN study and contribute to the development and approval of a new drug or treatment. As a participant, there is no cost to you and health insurance is not required. If you qualify, you also receive study-related visits by a board-certified Internist and may be compensated for time and travel.