Case Western Reserve University and several area hospitals and clinics are collaborating in a large clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study is called ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) and is looking for ways to cut down on your chance of having a heart attack, stroke or serious blood vessel problems.
To possibly participate in this important diabetes study you must have type 2 diabetes and be:
- Age 55 years or older, or
- Age 40 years or older with a previous heart attack, stroke or serious blood vessel problems.
If eligible to participate, you will receive the following at not cost to you:
- Drugs to lower your blood sugar, blood pressure or blood cholesterol
- Regular medical follow-up
- Blood sugar testing supplies
- Counseling and education for healthy lifestyle choices
- Two eye exams during your participation if you qualify for this portion of the study
For more information about the ACCORD diabetes study, please contact:
or phone Toll Free
Additional information can also be found at the official ACCORD website at: www.accordtrial.org