Providing access to clinical trials for native American, veteran, and active-duty military patients can be a challenge, but a significant number of trials are now recruiting from those populations. Many trials explicitly recruit patients from the US Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA), the military, and Indian Health Service. The VA Office of Research and Development alone sponsors more than 480 research initiatives, and many more are sponsored by Walter Reed National Medical Center and other major defense and VA facilities. The clinical trials listed below are all open as of October 24, 2018; have at least 1 VA, DoD, or IHS location recruiting patients; and are focused on preventing diabetes mellitus or improving patient care. For additional information and full inclusion/exclusion criteria, please consult clinicaltrials. gov.
Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS)
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) was a multicenter trial examining the ability of an intensive lifestyle or metformin to prevent or delay the development of diabetes in a high risk population due to the presence of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). The DPP has ended early demonstrating that lifestyle reduced diabetes onset by 58% and metformin reduced diabetes onset by 31%.
Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Location: George Washington University, Rockville, Maryland