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Diabetes and Endocrinology Research

Studying better ways to manage and treat diabetes and endocrine disorders

A patient with diagnosed with diabetes shares a friendly conversation with a Scripps researcher as part of a clinical study.

Studying better ways to manage and treat diabetes and endocrine disorders

Physicians at Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute and other facilities, conduct clinical research to find better ways to manage and treat diabetes and other endocrine disorders.


We are driven by the knowledge that insulin is a treatment and not a cure and that more treatment options will save lives and improve quality of life.

Research at Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute

Clinical trials at Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute offer new therapies and resources for treatment that may lead to an improved quality of life for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension and lipid conditions. Trials are conducted in San Diego by a clinical research team of experienced physicians, nurses, and others — many of whom are bilingual in English and Spanish.

Diabetes research FAQs

How do I qualify for a clinical trial?

You may qualify if you:


  • Have type 1 diabetes or are a family member of someone with type 1 diabetes
  • Have type 2 diabetes and are not taking medication for diabetes
  • Have type 2 diabetes and are managing your diabetes with diet and exercise, or oral or injectable medication


Qualified participants may receive investigational medication, study-related physical exam and blood tests, and compensation for time and travel.