Help us to shape the future of treatments
Clinical trials compare the effects of one treatment with another. They may involve patients, healthy people, or both.
Diabetic Kidney Care are often establishing new trials to explore new treatment options. You can ask your doctor or a patient organisation if they know of any clinical trials that you may be eligible to join.
Why join a clinical trial?
Clinical trials help doctors understand how to treat a particular disease or condition. It may benefit you, or others like you, in the future. If you take part in a clinical trial, you may be one of the first people to benefit from a new treatment.
However, there is also a chance that the new treatment turns out to be no better, or worse, than the standard treatment.
Current clinical trials
We lead the national recruitment in worldwide trials in people with diabetic kidney disease: we are currently researching new medications to slow down the progression of diabetes and kidney disease to prevent kidney failure and heart disease. We have recruited over 1000 renal patients in the last 3 years across over 40 clinical studies in Barts Health.
New clinical trials
We are about to embark on a landmark study with our colleagues at the Royal Free hospital, recruiting 500 patients to see if we can identify how and why people with diabetes develop kidney disease to prevent kidney disease in the future. We are also looking at new types of tablets to help manage diabetes in people who have had a kidney transplant, as well as investigating how to prevent diabetes developing after patients have had a renal transplant, and how to manage pre diabetes following a renal transplant.
The East and North London Diabetes Cohort Study
Finally our new landmark study for people with diabetes in north and east London has recently started! We aim to better understand why people who have diabetes develop complications like kidney disease so we can help prevent this in the future.
Are you interested in taking part in trials?
We're always looking for patients who can help us find out which treatments work best for people and compare different approaches to preventing and treating illnesses and health problems.
If you have diabetes or have been told you have chronic disease and wish to find out more about the research we are doing, you can call us on 0203 594 0609.