Clinical Studies for People Either With or Without Diabetes
SUGAR MGH Study: Study to Understand the Genetics of the Acute Response to Metformin and Glipizide in Humans
Description: The SUGAR MGH Research Study will evaluate whether the different genes people inherit change the response to medications that are commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, metformin and glipizide. As part of the study participants will be asked to take these medications and will also be given a sugar drink.
The study involves two visits to the Joslin Diabetes Clinic one week apart, the first visit takes about 5 hours and the second about 3 hours. Blood will be drawn at both visits. Participants will receive monetary compensation, a parking voucher and a free meal for each completed visit.
Recruiting: We are seeking research volunteers over the age of 18 years who have diabetes but are not currently on diabetes medication, and/or who may be at risk for diabetes (for example, risk factors include high or “borderline-high” blood sugars, being overweight, having a history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy), being an ethnic minority, or having a first degree relative with type 2 diabetes).
Contact: If you are interested in learning more about the study, please feel free to contact Corinne Barbato at 617-309-4478 or email at Corinne.Barbato@joslin.harvard.edu