The purpose of clinical research studies is to advance and improve treatment options for all conditions, including pediatric type 2 diabetes.

A clinical research study is designed to answer questions about the safety and effectiveness of potential new medications. These studies must be performed before a potential new medication or treatment can be approved for use in people and available on the market.

It is important to test drugs and medical products in the people they are meant to help. Diversity is also important in research because different people may respond differently to treatments.

For each research study, researchers develop eligibility criteria such as age, gender, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Not everyone who applies for a research study will be eligible to join. Participants will be selected based on the eligibility criteria and the number of participants needed by the researchers.

Taking part in a clinical research study can offer several benefits, including: