As I wrote about in an earlier post:
I’m dealing with the latest complications of obesity / diabetes as it relates to COPD, as I have now developed non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
When I talked to my endocrinologyst about whether or not Metformin was an option for dealing with both my diabetes AND the NAFLD, she was very quick to point out that she wanted me to concentrate on dietary monitoring and weight loss vs. putting me on Metformin. While she was clear to say that she’d put me on Metformin if it looked like I needed it, she had no problem with me participating in a clinical trial for NAFLD if I chose.
Great. I’d rather try something than nothing, so I followed up with the folks at Science 37, and we’ll see if I am a candidate for their clinical trial.
If nothing else, I’ll get 6 months worth of monitoring while either on a placebo or their drug, and I will also get 2 additional CT scans at someone else’s cost.
Sounds fine by me.
Yes, I understand that a trial drug, if chosen to take it, can cause problems. But, I’d rather be trying to fix myself than simply chalk it all up to obesity and laziness and do nothing.
So we’ll give it some time and we’ll see if I’m chosen. I’ve gone through their preliminary screening, and I should hear back from someone at some point.
How about you?
If you feel that you’re not being heard, do you go out and try and find your own solutions?