Interesting clinical trial

John Crowley
By John CrowleyCA Latest Reply 2009-12-04 08:52:16 -0600
Started 2009-12-03 18:06:59 -0600

We learned recently about a diabetes clinical trial going on through Penn State Hershey Institute. I thought there might be people here interested and qualified to participate. Here's the information they sent to us:

Have diabetes?
Use the Internet?

Penn State Hershey Institute for Diabetes and Obesity researchers are seeking volunteers for a Web-based research study. This study, which can be completed from your home computer, involves working through an Internet program to improve your knowledge and self-management of diabetes, and to learn from the experiences of others.

You may be eligible to participate if you:
• are age 18 – 75
• have diabetes
• speak English
• have Internet access

Register at

This research study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board, under federal regulations, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.

4 replies

kdroberts 2009-12-04 08:52:16 -0600 Report

There is nothing other than your name you really have to share, it's more a learning tool.

However, I would caution people about it because a lot of the information could potentially cause people problems. Like their claim that normal blood sugar can be between 130 and 180 all the time and that I should be eating well over 300g of carb a day. Do the learning modules but don't take any of the information as gospel and right for you without checking the accuracy of it elsewhere.