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How Finding Diabetes Treatment Can Be as Easy as Online Dating

November 22, 2013
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How Finding Diabetes Treatment Can Be as Easy as Online Dating
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For many patients suffering from a chronic illness, clinical trials can help advance treatment options. For a prevalent disease, such as Type 2 Diabetes, over 350,000 participants are needed for clinical trials every year in the United States alone. Corengi is a website that helps people seeking treatment for a variety of diseases discover and access clinical trials throughout the country, using a simple online form, similar to dating sites. Co-founder Ryan Luce recently stated in Forbes, “I recognized clinical trials couldn’t get enough participants and there weren’t great tools available for patients to learn about diseases either. I thought, ‘How do we create free tools for patients to learn about the problem?'” The site operates as a for-profit, purpose-driven business that hopes to impact as many lives as possible. If you’d like to help advance diabetes research, take a look at the programs available in your zip code.

 

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