Being a human guinea pig (or lab rat, if you prefer)

(Note: I probably should have posted this last week on Clinical Trials Day, but it was also #DBlogWeek, so it got delayed)

Where do new drugs and treatments for diabetes come from? The short answer, of course, is “from pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers,” but there’s a long road from someone coming up with an idea for a new device or drug and that device or drug actually getting regulatory approval and making it to market so that your doctor can prescribe it for you. Continue Reading →