Diabetes Clinical Trials

The Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag maintains a strong clinical and psychosocial research program with a primary objective of improving the lives of people with diabetes. We maintain multidisciplinary collaborations with a variety of organizations including academic institutions, industry, and charitable foundations. Our research team maintains a strong publication record and is regularly invited to present their study findings at national conferences and other scientific meetings.

Currently, the following projects are underway:

  • ​Study title: Evaluating patient engagement and other outcomes for ethnically diverse patients with type 2 diabetes participating in a structured, physician-supported, and patient-centered diabetes education program. The study will improve our understanding of various provider and patient-related factors that may impact patient engagement in diabetes education programs. Findings from the study will be used to develop an outcomes based, patient-centered education program for people with type 2 diabetes with optimal engagement from their physicians.
  • Study title: Evaluation of patient-related expectations from their healthcare professionals regarding information about oral medication: results from a multi-ethnic cohort with type 2 diabetes. This study was partly funded by a grant from the Western University and will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. David Pham. The project will help explore the type of information, patients with type 2 diabetes from different ethnic groups expect from their physicians regarding diabetes medications. Findings will inform development of a toolkit that patients can use to seek important information about their diabetes medications with an aim to improve their medication-related understanding and adherence.
  • Study title: Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a telehealth intervention to augment clinical and psychosocial management of gestational diabetes in a randomized cohort of ethnically diverse patients. This project has the potential to improve care delivery and self-management for women with gestational diabetes by offering them quick and convenient access to their diabetes care teams when needed.

If you would like additional information, please contact: Harsimran “Sim” Singh, Ph.D., at [email protected].