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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Washington University School of Medicine is looking for volunteers to help with a major diabetes research project. Researcher Dr. Janet McGill says she wants to learn which of four popular diabetes drugs are the most effective for type 2 diabetes.

“Which drug keeps your blood sugar down the longest, meaning the longest in months or years, before it tends to go up again,” she says. “Which drug has the least number of side effects, or weight gain versus weight loss.”

The study will also test the effectiveness of a new delivery system, a toothpick-sized implant, capable of delivering diabetes medicine to a patient for up to six months.

McGill says participants will receive free diabetes medication for the duration of the study. The clinical trials will also test new diabetes medications and treatments.

“The long-term study will provide all of your diabetes medications and testing supplies for the duration of the study,” McGill says.

For more information, contact Dr. Janet McGill at the Washington University School of Medicine.

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