What type of treatment plan is most effective for Type 2 diabetes?
There are approximately 26 million people in the US with diabetes. Approximately 19 million know they have the disease and approximately 7 million don’t. In Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes, we are reported to be in the “diabetes belt” where the number of people with diabetes may be 30-50% above the national average.
Certain population groups have a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes including, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and the elderly. In addition, you may be at a higher risk if you: are over 45 years old, obese or overweight, had gestational diabetes, have a family history of Type 2 diabetes, were told you have pre-diabetes, are physically inactive, have a low HDL cholesterol, have high triglycerides, or have high blood pressure.Pennington Biomedical is looking for individuals to participate in a Type 2 diabetes research study comparing the metabolic effects of four commonly used, FDA approved diabetes medications to maintain normal glucose levels.
After completion of all screening visits, eligible participants will be randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups. These treatment groups consist of four commonly used, FDA approved diabetes medications. Eligible participants will be treated and followed for up to 7 years. All study procedures and diabetes medications will be provided at no cost to the participant.
|Earn up to $100/year of participation.|
|If you are interested in volunteering for the GRADE study, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email email@example.com.|
If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.
Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
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