Studies for People Without Diabetes
TrialNet Natural History Study for the Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes
Description: The study aims to identify youth and adults at risk for type 1 diabetes by testing for diabetes-related antibodies in relatives of people with type 1 diabetes. It involves a single blood test. People who test positive will be eligible for further testing and may be eligible to participate in prevention trials.
Recruitment: Parents, children, & siblings, ages 1-45, and cousins, grandchildren, nieces, & nephews, ages 1-20, of people with type 1 diabetes.
Contact: If you are interested in learning more about the study, please contact Sarah Szubowicz at (617) 309-4493 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Would you like to participate in a research study to evaluate an investigational medication and its ability to reduce the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular events? The Joslin Diabetes Center is conducting the Reduce-It Study to evaluate the effectiveness of this fish oil product. The study involves about 9 visits over approximately five years, willing to not take any omega 3 fatty acid supplements for the duration of the study, fasting for 10 hours prior to study visits and taking study medication or inactive (placebo) pills.
Recruitment:You may be able to participate in this study if you are 45 yrs of age or older, are taking cholesterol lowering medication (statin), have elevated triglycerides and have a history of one or more of the following: diabetes, previous heart attack or stroke and heart disease. Participants will be reimbursed for parking, study related medical examinations and study related laboratory services.
Contact: If you are interested in learning more about the study, please contact Katherine Brooks 617-309-2646, or email at email@example.com
Healthy volunteers needed in diabetes study
Description: Do you want to contribute to cutting edge research in diabetes? The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston is conducting a new research study to investigate Induced Pluripotent Cells (iPS) in diabetes. Induced pluripotent cells (iPS) are cells that are grown forever in a laboratory and can become other types of cells. These cells may someday help us to predict who is at risk of developing diabetes, which may lead to a better understanding of the disease process or possible new therapies.
Recruiting: If you are between 18-70 years of age and do not have diabetes you may be eligible to participate in the study. Participants will come to the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston 1-2 times, complete a health history and have a brief physical exam, give a sample of blood, urine and a skin biopsy, have cells grown in a laboratory from their skin sample indefinitely for future use.
Exclusions include: history of bleeding disorders, and history of irregular heart rhythms.
Contact: For more information about this study, please call Corinne Barbato at 617-309-4478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(CHS # 08-22)
Sleep effectiveness and glucose and insulin homeostasis
Description: The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is conducting a research study to see how sleep quality impacts blood sugar control and the body’s handling of energy. The study involves spending 2 nights at the BIDMC Clinical Research Center. There is no testing on the first night. Night 2 includes an overnight sleep study (a test that requires you to wear monitors while you sleep to provide information on your sleep and breathing) and IV catheter placement from which blood samples are taken overnight (to test how the body regulates food intake, storage and energy).
Recruiting:Healthy volunteers and people with pre-diabetes, ages 18-64 years old, who keep a regular sleep schedule, do not take medications for sleep or stimulants, do not have sleep apnea, and are free of tobacco or illegal substances. Pregnant or lactating woman may not participate as there may be hormonal effects on the study findings.
Prediabetes means that you are at risk for developing diabetes based on specific criteria (such as having an elevated blood sugar level or an abnormal response to a sugary drnk-glucose tolerance test performed by your doctor). People with relatives with diabetes might also have increased diabetes risk.
Contact:For additional information about this study, please contact Chris Wood at email@example.com.
(CHS # 2012-P-000187)
Looking for Volunteers for Diabetes Clinical Research
Page last updated: May 19, 2013