Hektoen manages several grants dealing with diabetes for Leon Fogelfeld, MD, Chairman of the Division of Endocrinology at Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The programs, funded by pharmaceutical companies, are for the treatment and evaluation of patients with diabetes. The clinical research trials are designed to evaluate treatment in subjects with Type 2 Diabetes.

The current trials being conducted are: (1) Insulin therapy in hospital wards comparing two drug protocols; (2) Clinical trials comparing the efficacy and safety of insulin alone verses two oral diabetic drugs; and (3) the study of glycemic control and safety over one year in subject with Type 2 Diabetes under diet control and exercise.