Are current clinical trials in diabetes addressing important issues in diabetes care?

Diabetologia: April 3, 2013

Abstract

Aims/hypothesis Clinical trials assessing interventions for treating and preventing diabetes mellitus and its complica- tions are needed to inform evidence-based practice. To examine whether current studies adequately address these needs, we conducted a descriptive analysis of diabetes- related trials registered with ClinicalTrials.gov from 2007 to 2010.

Methods From a dataset including 96,346 studies registered in ClinicalTrials.gov downloaded on 27 September, 2010, a subset of 2,484 interventional trials was created by selecting trials with disease condition terms relevant to diabetes.  Read more