ACCORD stands for "Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes"
What is the ACCORD Study?
People with Type 2 Diabetes are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease including heart attacks, strokes, and poor circulation to the legs. It is possible that better control of blood sugar, blood pressure, and blood cholesterol may prevent these things from happening. ACCORD is an international research study looking at this exact question. ACCORD is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. There are more than 70 centres in the United States and Canada with the goal of enrolling 10,000 participants.
What are the benefits to volunteering for ACCORD?
Am I eligible for ACCORD?
To be eligible for ACCORD you must have Type 2 Diabetes and be 55 years of age or older. If you have both Type 2 Diabetes and cardiovascular disease then you are eligible at the age of 40 years or older. You must also be willing to do finger sticks to measure glucose levels and do insulin injections if necessary to control blood sugar. If you do not know what Type of diabetes you have or whether or not you have cardiovascular disease ask your doctor. More complex eligibility criteria is listed below, but it is best to go through it with either your family doctor or you can also inquire about your eligibility by phoning the number listed below.
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McMaster ACCORD Clinic Phone: 905-521-2100 x76810
Eligibility Table: Part I
Eligibility: Part II
Participants must also be eligible for at least one of the following additional arms of the ACCORD trial:
1) Hypertension Arm:
2) Lipid Arm:
Must be willing to discontinue any current lipid therapy and begin ACCORD assigned lipid therapy (simvistatin 20 mg od + fenofibrate/placebo). The following parameters must also apply: