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
CIRT: Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial
Description:: We are seeking study volunteers who have had a heart attack in the last 5 years to join a research study at the Joslin Diabetes Center to study if reducing inflammation with low-dose methotrexate, a very common anti-inflammatory drug, can lower the risk of having a second heart attack, a stroke, or dying from heart disease. This study will include taking methotrexate or placebo for around 3 years, and bimonthly visits with blood draws. Compensation for time and parking is provided.
Recruitment:You may be eligible to participate in CIRT since you have had a heart attack in the past 5 years and you have been diagnosed with either diabetes or a condition called “metabolic syndrome”.
Contact:: If you are interested in participating contact the Study Coordinator, Eng-Joo Phua (EJ) at: (617)-309-4613 or email CIRT@joslin.harvard.edu
Looking for Volunteers for Diabetes Clinical Research
Page last updated: June 20, 2013