Diabetes Research at Yale

Studies of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, in addition to Obesity and Weight Management

For decades, Yale University has been committed to better understanding the causes and treatment of diabetes. From the first successful studies of insulin pump technology in the 1970s, to current investigations directed at understanding the cellular mechanisms underlying Type 2 diabetes and the immunologic basis of Type 1 diabetes, Yale is at the forefront of diabetes research. Clinician-scientists at Yale University School of Medicine have received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to support ongoing innovative and cutting-edge research in diabetes and metabolic disorders.

Like many discoveries, the development of the first insulin pump was a combination of ingenuity and teamwork. In 1979, Dr. Robert Sherwin and Dr. William Tamborlane developed the insulin pump to treat Type 1 diabetes. Today, it’s used by more than 350,000 diabetic patients and its popularity continues to grow. Without volunteers like the children and their families who were willing to participate in clinical research, this groundbreaking discovery would not have been possible.

Yale’s tradition of discovery continues through research to improve our understanding of diabetes and obesity, including prevention, causes and better treatments – but we can’t do any of this without you! By participating in a research study, you are not only able to help others in the future, but you may gain access to new treatments before they are widely available and could be the first to benefit from such treatments. You are also able to obtain care from specialists at a leading healthcare facility while participating in a study. 

We are currently recruiting volunteers ages 18-85 with overweight, obesity, and Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Healthy volunteers are also needed.
Compensation up to $800.

Click here to complete a questionnaire which will help us match you to studies for which you may be eligible.

Please call (203) 737-4777 or email diabetes.research@yale.edu for more information.

Diabetes at Yale - Patient Stories

Claire with mom and grandmother
Read our Help us Discover Heroes - Patient Stories, for people living with diabetes and participating in clinical research at Yale.

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Call (203) 737-4777