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Does your child have type 2 diabetes?  Help us find out how to better treat type 2 diabetes.

What is the TODAY study?

TODAY stands for Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth.

TODAY is a nationwide research study. We are looking for volunteers to help find the best ways to treat type 2 diabetes in kids.

Doctors in the TODAY study want to compare different ways to treat young people with type 2 diabetes. These inlcude changes in eating habits and physical activity, and different combinations of medicines.

Who can join TODAY?

Young people aged 10 to 17 years who have type 2 diabetes may join the TODAY study.

What will YOU be asked to do?

Children in the TODAY study will be asked to:

  • Be more active and eat healthy foods.
  • Check their blood sugar and take diabetes medicine twice each day.
  • Visit Joslin regularly for two to five years.

Parents of family members will be asked to help the child with TODAY study activities.

How can TODAY help your child?

Your son or daughter will be given medical exams, diabetes care, medicines, and diabetes testing supplied at no cost.

A team of doctors, nurses, and diabetes educators will help your child stay in good health.

You and your child will learn how to take better care of type 2 diabetes.

Family members and other people at risk to get type 2 diabetes may some day benefit from what is learned from the TODAY study.

Contact Information

For information on volunteering for the TODAY study, call

or e-mail

Page last updated: September 24, 2018