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Research volunteer opportunities - type 2

Reduce-IT Study

Description: Do you have diabetes? 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.

Recruiting: You may be able to participate in this study if you are 45 years 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 Ellen Golden 617-309-2523, or email

(CHS #2012-20)

Do you have Type 2 diabetes and take insulin?

Description:  We are conducting a research study involving people with type 2 diabetes and adjusting insulin and other medications to reduce after-mean blood sugar spikes.  

Recruiting: You may be eligible to participate if you are a type 2 diabetes patient between the ages of 45-75 years old , take insulin, and your last A1c was about 7.5 -8.5%. You must also have any of the following: 1) high blood pressure, 2)high cholesterol, 3)tobacco use and 4)a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-40.

Eligible participants who take part in the study will receive monetary compensation, parking validation for study visits, and all study-related diabetes medications during study period.

Contact: For more information or to find out if you are eligible, contact Stephanie Edwards at 617-309-1996 or email

(CHS # 2012-05)

The SIMPLE Study: Simplified Insulin Management protocol using Lantus in Elderly

Description: The SIMPLE study is looking to understand if simplifying diabetes treatment regimen, by decreasing the number of insulin injections, can decrease the episodes of low blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes.  The study involves 6 visits over an 8-month period, though not all need to be completed at Joslin.  Many of the visits can be completed on the same days as regular clinic appointments, but some visits will occur between appointments.

During the study all insulin will be provided to you at no cost and monetary compensationis available for each visit.

Recruiting: Patients over 70 with type 2 diabetes who are on two or more injections of insulin a day.

Contact:  If you are interested in learning more about the study, please contact Christine Slyne at 617-309-4683 or


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