A clinical research trial is a research project conducted with human volunteers to learn more about new investigational drugs. Every new therapy or device must go through carefully monitored studies in human volunteers before it is commercially available.
The HI community needs new therapies and approaches for patients who do not respond to currently available treatments, and clinical trials that safeguard the health of study participants are necessary for the development of new HI products. Clinicaltrials.gov’s webpage provides a listing of studies for Congenital Hyperinsulinism. If you find a clinical trial of interest to you, be sure to click on that specific trial to see all the clinical trial sites. You can also click on this map to see congenital hyperinsulinism clinical trials by geographic area.
The U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) has a very good website on clinical trial participation. Please visit: www.nih.gov/health-information/nih-clinical-research-trials-you