Study Seeks Volunteers With Prediabetes and Early Type 2 Diabetes

Are you at high risk for or newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Then you may be interested in a study currently enrolling participants at several sites throughout the United States.

The Restoring Insulin Secretion (RISE) Study is recruiting adults and children with a href=”http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/articles/diabetes-definitions/prediabetes” target=”_blank”>prediabetes or early Type 2 diabetes to determine whether aggressive lowering of blood sugar will lead to recovery of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The research involves one study to assess the effects of various diabetes medicines at improving pancreas function in adults, one study to evaluate the effects of various diabetes medicines at improving pancreas function in children, and one study to determine the effectiveness of gastric banding versus the oral diabetes medicine metformin at improving pancreas function in adults.

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The adult arms of the study plan to enroll roughly 350 participants over three years and follow them for roughly two years. Eligible volunteers are those who are 20–65 years of age; live in Chicago, Seattle, Indianapolis, or Los Angeles; are overweight or obese; are at high risk for or were recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes; and do not take diabetes medicines.

The pediatric arm of the study plans to enroll about 100 participants over three years and follow them for roughly two years. Eligible participants are those who are 10–19 years old; live in Indianapolis, Denver, Pittsburgh, or New Haven; are overweight or obese; are at high risk for or were recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes; and have not used metformin for more than six months.

Clinical study sites are located at eight locations across the United States. To learn more about the research, including how to enroll, visit the official RISE Study website.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.