The INSTRIDE 4 study is looking to see how well an investigational insulin (called a Biosimilar) works to control blood sugar levels in patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

If you’ve been diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes and currently take insulin we are inviting you to take part in the INSTRIDE 4 study

There will be approximately 200 patients taking part in this study at approximately 100 study clinics in North America.

Participants will receive all study medication and study-related care from a dedicated team of medical staff at no cost. No health insurance or referrals are needed. The study will involve visits to a study site in your area.

Volunteers who take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel.

Insulin for Type 1 Diabetes

As you may know, Type 1 Diabetes develops when a person’s immune system attacks the pancreas, destroying the cells that produce insulin. This means that the body cannot produce enough of its own insulin, and regular insulin injections are needed to help control blood sugar levels.

The modern approach to Type 1 Diabetes treatment involves using a long-acting insulin once a day (your doctor may prescribe this injection twice daily if necessary), and a short-acting insulin at mealtimes.

Long-acting insulin helps many people with diabetes control their blood sugar levels.

Biosimilar medications or Biosimilars are similar versions of approved biologic medications such as insulin, made using a different process.

The INSTRIDE 4 study is looking to see how well an investigational insulin (called a Biosimilar) works to control blood sugar levels in patients with Type 1 Diabetes when taken in addition to an FDA approved, rapid-acting insulin at mealtimes.

 What is a Clinical research study?

A Clinical research study (also called a clinical trial) is a medical study that helps to answer important questions about an investigational medication, such as: does it work? All medications must be tested in Clinical research studies before they can be approved to be prescribed to patients.

What happens if I sign up?

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below to see if you are eligible for the study (you will be told immediately). We will match you or a loved one to a Clinical research site in your area that is participating in the INSTRIDE 4 Study and seeking participants with Type 1 Diabetes. They will contact you to explain more about the study before you make your decision about participating. You may attend an in-person screening visit where a Specialist Physician will help determine if the study is right for you.

Frequently Asked Questions


You may be able to take part in the INSTRIDE 4 Study if you:

  • are between 18 and 65 years of age
  • have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes
  • have been taking inslulin for at least 3 months

The study includes up to a 2-week screening period, a 22-week treatment period and an 2-week follow-up period. You will need to visit the clinic approximately 11 times for the study over a 26-week period depending on your scheudule.

Volunteers who take part in the study may receive compensation for time and travel. Please discuss this with the study team when they contact you.

The study medication, study-related procedures, tests, visits and all study-related care wil be provided at no cost.

If you decide to take part:

  • you will receive high-quality healthcare throughout the study from a team of experienced doctors and nurses
  • the study medication and study-related healthcare will be provided at no cost to you
  • you will receive a comprehensive disease evaluation, so that you may better understand your diabetes

The study team will be able to explain more about what the INSTRIDE 4 Study will involve, it is up to you to decide if you want to take part. Participation in this study is voluntary. Your decision whether or not to participate in this study will not affect your current or future relations with your physicians. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without affecting those relationships.



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