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Diabetes Focus


PPD Diabetes Focus

Leading the Way to a Better Life for Patients.

Diabetes diminishes quality of life, threatens multiple organ systems and shortens life itself. For millions of people worldwide, diabetes adversely impacts every hour of every day.

Diabetes is the leading cause of:

  • Blindness in adults
  • Non-accidental amputations
  • Kidney failure
  • The 7th leading primary cause of death - and it tends to worsen most of the other top 10 causes of death.*

At PPD, diabetes is more than a problem to solve. Our people have a passionate commitment to change these daunting statistics by helping our clients develop better treatments.

Our goal is to help more patients defeat diabetes, rather than be defeated by it. Therefore, in recognition of American Diabetes Awareness Month®, we are sharing a variety of insights we’ve developed to address challenges in designing and executing diabetes clinical trials.

Together with our clients, physician investigators and trials participants, we are advancing the fight against diabetes. Together, there will be better diabetes therapies. Together, patients will live better with diabetes, every hour of every day.

*Source: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse. Statistics relay complications of diabetes in the United States.

Cardiovascular (CV) Safety in Type 2 Diabetes: Addressing Patient Safety and Regulatory Requirements

PPD Diabetes Focus

Therapies to treat Type 2 diabetes must demonstrate adequate cardiovascular safety before marketing approval. PPD’s diabetes team has extensive experience addressing how to best meet the regulatory requirements with time and cost efficiency. The white papers and case studies in this section outline some of the best practices for addressing CV outcomes studies in diabetes trials.

A Passionate Commitment to Diabetes Patients. Decades of Proven Solutions.

End Met Brochure

This brochure provides a detailed look at PPD’s decades-long commitment to diabetes research—including areas of clinical trial experience, our dedication to partnership and collaboration, the development of flexible and customized solutions, the global reach of PPD’s network of talent and resources, and case studies highlighting stories of success we’ve experienced with our partners.

Global Experience. Customized, full-spectrum support.

Endocrine and Metabolic therapeutic experience

Diabetes is a problem of epidemic proportions that’s in need of a solution of similar scope.

PPD partners with drug developers of all sizes to provide the global resources, experience and expertise required to deliver this solution—with a constant focus on improving the lives of patients around the world.

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The Right Team. The Right Expertise.

PPD Experts

Meet Our Team: World-class researchers, scientists, physicians and operational experts lead the endocrine and metabolic team at PPD. Their commitment to excellence and their dedication to our clients’ success is equaled only by their vast experience and expertise. Drug developers look to them for insight, guidance, assurance and solutions—and they deliver. Every time.

Living - and Thriving - with Diabetes

PPD Diabetes Heroes

Every year, the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon is held in Wilmington, N.C. to shine a spotlight on the importance of clinical research in delivering new medicines and therapies to improve health and save lives. The demanding nature of the triathlon mirrors the journey patients face as they battle back from disease and illness—forging a path to health and wellness. Meet Vic and Meg, two of our Beach2Battleship Heroes who are embarking on that journey every day.

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