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November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month

This is National Diabetes Month . . connect with your community for better health.

Our mission at the Metabolic Research Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida is to provide our patients and sponsors with the highest quality of clinical diabetes research available in today’s medical professional environment. We are committed to delivering efficient and timely research data, while focusing on strict adherence to protocol guidelines.

Today, we have better approaches in treating diabetes & other endocrine disorders. Why?  Because people like you took part in a clinical research trial.

We enroll adult volunteers in clinical research studies in the following areas:

• Type 1 Diabetes
• Type 2 Diabetes
•      Hypertension
•      High Cholesterol and/or Triglycerides
• Kidney Disease (Nephropathy)
•      Peripheral Neuropathy
•      Weight loss

The benefits of participating include study medication, examinations, and laboratory tests, all at no expense to you. In addition, some clinical trials reimburse participants for time and travel.

For more information, talk with your doctor, or call: (561) 802-3060, ext. 8036


NIH statement from Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

For many millions of Americans, diabetes is a lifelong burden. But it does not have to be a lifelong barrier to better health. This National Diabetes Month, the National Institutes of Health encourages people with diabetes and those who care for them to find the support they need, and for all people to gain understanding and offer support to those with this challenging disease.

Diabetes takes multiple forms. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the most common type, the body does not make enough insulin or it does not use insulin well. Both types can lead to heart, kidney, nerve, and eye diseases.

But people are not powerless when it comes to management of diabetes. Research led by NIH has shown that working to control blood glucose, or blood sugar, can have a lifelong effect on health, dramatically lowering the risk of many complications of diabetes.

NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases remains at the forefront of pivotal research to prevent, treat and, one day, cure all types of diabetes, for everyone.

As President Barack Obama states in his Proclamation (link is external), if you have diabetes, or care for someone with the disease, you are not alone. Building a support network can help you stay healthy. And supporting a person with diabetes can start small. Ask your loved one to show you how he or she is managing the disease. What goals have been set?  What gets in the way of reaching goals? How can you help?

For people with diabetes, managing the disease is a balancing act, and your needs can change over time. Caring for your health is a matter of trying and learning what works best for you. Family, friends, health care professionals, and communities all belong on your team.

More information on diabetes is available through the NIDDK and the National Diabetes Education Program, a joint program of NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The NIDDK, part of the NIH, conducts and supports basic and clinical research and research training on some of the most common, severe, and disabling conditions affecting Americans. The Institute’s research interests include: diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutrition, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. For more information, visit www.niddk.nih.gov.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.


 

Metabolic Research Institute’s clinical trials are the fastest and safest ways to find treatments that work and improve people’s health. Whether it’s diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, or a variety of other health issues, clinical research studies provide the medicine of tomorrow… today.

Metabolic Research Institute, Inc. (“MRI”), is a private Clinical Research Company located at 1515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 440, West Palm Beach Florida 33401. Unless otherwise noted, all study-related appointments for qualified clinical participants in any MRI research trial will take place at this address.


 

Become Familiar with the Research Process at Our Institute

Become Familiar with the Research Process at Our Institute

At Metabolic Research Institute, we are dedicated to the advancement of science and medicine. Through clinical studies and trials, we help further the advancement of medicine and help improve the quality of life for thousands of people. We like to keep our participants informed about our procedures and studies so they can feel more comfortable and confident throughout the project. If you are considering participating in one of our diabetes or other clinical trials, we believe it would be beneficial for you to become familiar with the research process.

The research process involves four distinct phases.

  • Phase 1 of the process focuses on evaluating to most effective plan of care or dosage of a drug for treating someone with a particular medical disorder.
  • Phase 2 comes next and involves a slightly larger group of patients who suffer from said medical condition. During this phase, patients are studied for a longer period of time in order to determine the effectiveness of the treatment plan or medication, as well as to evaluate how safe it is.
  • Phase 3 takes things a step further with an even larger number of patients. This phase also typically compares the new medication to similar medications that have already been established and approved by the FDA. Once the treatment has been approved for marketing to the public, the process moves into phase four.
  • Phase 4 involves studying the medication or treatment for an extended period of time in order to evaluate side-effects that can result from long-term use. You can learn more about the research process on our website. If you are interested in participating in one our clinical trials and research, please do not hesitate to contact us. Through research and your participation, we can help better the lives of thousands of people through the treatment of debilitating diseases.

 


Metabolic Research Institute’s clinical trials are the fastest and safest ways to find treatments that work and improve people’s health. Whether it’s diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, or a variety of other health issues, clinical research studies provide the medicine of tomorrow… today.

Metabolic Research Institute, Inc. (“MRI”), is a private Clinical Research Company located at 1515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 440, West Palm Beach Florida 33401. Unless otherwise noted, all study-related appointments for qualified clinical participants in any MRI research trial will take place at this address.


 

The Long Term Effects Of High Cholesterol

The Long Term Effects Of High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is one of the most common health issues that is found in adults. While there are some individuals who don’t take it seriously, the diagnosis of high cholesterol is something that requires immediate action.  The longer high cholesterol goes without treatment, the worse the effects on your body will be. Many assume that high cholesterol is harmless in the long run, but in fact the opposite is quite true.

Studies show that the average American’s cholesterol level is in the borderline high range, and 1 in 6 Americans has high cholesterol. High cholesterol can lead to stomach pain from fatty deposits, atherosclerosis, and an increased strain on your heart. However, the two largest effects that a high cholesterol can have on your body are the increased chance of a stroke or a heart attack.

If there is a clog in one of your coronary artery, your heart doesn’t receive enough blood or oxygen. This ends up weakening your heart and creates long term damage. This can lead to a few things. A blood clot could form blocking the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart, it could also break off and make its way to one of your arteries. Once an artery is completely blocked, you have a heart attack.

The second risk that high cholesterol puts you at are the chances of a stroke. This happens from plaque buildup that keeps your brain from getting enough blood or oxygen. Through the same method as the heart attack arteries, if a clot blocks one of the arteries that feeds your brain blood and oxygen is blocked, you’ll have a stroke.

These long term effects are dangerous and life threatening. Both have the ability to completely take your life. The Metabolic Research Institute in West Palm Beach is working hard to discover a high cholesterol treatment for individuals at risk of a heart attack or stroke. If you’re aware that you have high cholesterol, talk with your doctor to determine which actions are best for you so that you can manage your cholesterol.

 


 

Signs & Symptoms of High Cholesterol

Signs & Symptoms of High Cholesterol

Having high cholesterol is something that we hear on television commercials, in pamphlets inside of doctor’s offices and from family members that are concerned about our diet. Because we are so exposed to the words “high cholesterol”, we often trick ourselves into thinking that this is something that we can easily take care of if ever diagnosed. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case, and because of that too many people are stuck in situations where they suffer from high cholesterol and are grasping for straws to make it better. That being said, noticing signs and symptoms early on helps reduce the chances of high cholesterol from being out of our reach when trying to find solutions. Here are the most basic signs and symptoms that you’ll see when your cholesterol levels are high.
Tragic Health Decline

High cholesterol can go unnoticed for years to people that don’t visit the doctor on a regular basis. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way that people find out they have high cholesterol is after they’ve had a heart attack or stroke.
Pain In The Legs

Very often, cholesterol affects your legs first, so some of the main signs and symptoms that you’ll see will be pain in the legs. This happens because your arteries are clogged and aren’t able to deliver adequate amounts of blood to your legs. This can happen in any part of your leg, from the calves to your thighs, you will notice this pain whenever you’re upright, walking or traveling long distance by walking.

At the Metabolic Research Institute, we are constantly working towards treatments for difficult diseases like high cholesterol and diabetes. Learn about our current efforts to find a high cholesterol treatment and how you can be a part of this movement.