NIDDK Director's Update Winter 2015

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Director's Note

Over the decades, NIDDK researchers and grantees have made tremendous contributions to biomedical understanding and treatment. But we wouldn’t be where we are today without the people who courageously decide to take part in clinical studies. Our ability to deliver advances to the public is dependent upon those volunteers, who are truly our partners in research.

The people who enroll in studies enable us to learn what therapies are most effective for improving outcomes for people with health conditions. For example, we’re currently recruiting volunteers for the Preventing Early Renal Function Loss in Diabetes, or PERL, trial. We’re relying on them to help us learn how to slow or stop kidney function loss in people with type 1 diabetes, thus delaying or preventing kidney disease, a common complication of diabetes. Read more

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