Diabetes researchers at Yale in 1979 with the first insulin pump (from left): Myron Genel, MD, professor emeritus of pediatrics; William Tamborlane, MD, professor of pediatrics; Robert Sherwin, MD, CNH Long Professor of Medicine and section chief, endocrinology.
In 1979, Dr. Robert Sherwin and Dr. William Tamborlane developed the insulin pump to treat Type 1 diabetes. Today, it’s used by more than 350,000 patients. Without volunteers like the children and their families who were willing to participate in clinical research, this groundbreaking discovery would not have been possible. Discoveries like the insulin pump involve years of research in the laboratory, but they also involve people like you. Volunteering to take part in a clinical trial is an important and necessary step in the process of making sure new treatments are safe and effective. Besides helping bring new medicines to patients who need them, clinical trials may also offer an opportunity to try new or experimental treatment options and make a valuable contribution to the advancement of medical knowledge.
Yale’s tradition of discovery continues through research to detect the causes of diabetes and obesity, as well as clinical studies to find better treatments for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and ways to prevent these diseases.
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