At the Metabolic Research Institute, our areas of focus and study range from growth disorders to diabetes. We focus many of our studies on testing and researching different options for a diabetes treatment. While many people are familiar with diabetes, or have at least heard the term, many do not understand the differences between the two different types of diabetes.
People who suffer from diabetes experience a number of difficulties and can even develop different diseases as a side effect. There are two distinct types of diabetes and each type should be approached differently.
- Type I diabetes is typically diagnosed in children and young adults. According to the American Diabetes Association, only about 5% of people with diabetes suffer from type I. With type I diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is an important hormone we need to convert sugar, starches, and other food into energy. This can be very dangerous however, people can manage this with insulin therapy. This allows people with type I diabetes to process the food they eat and live healthy lives. Type II- Type II diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
- Type II diabetes causes one’s blood glucose level to rise higher than normal. The body still produces insulin however, it does not use properly. The American Diabetes Association identifies this as “insulin resistance.” This means that the body produces extra insulin to make up for the resistance however, eventually the body cannot make enough insulin to keep up with the rising levels. Like type I, type II can be treated with insulin therapy, as well as oral medications and lifestyle changes.
At the Metabolic Research Institute, we are dedicated to searching for different, more effective treatment options for both types of diabetes. We want to help people live happier, healthier lives without being held back by their diseases or ailments. If you are interested in participating in clinical studies and helping us fight these diseases, please contact us today!
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.