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University of Washington Diabetes Research Group

Effect of Short-term Glucose Elevation on Glucose Metabolism in Impaired Glucose Tolerance: Do I qualify for the study?

You qualify if you have the following:

  • Known impaired glucose tolerance
  • Impaired glucose tolerance after being screened.
  • Risk factors that indicate it is worth screening for impaired glucose tolerance are:
    • obesity
    • diabetes during pregnancy
    • family history of type 2 diabetes
    • elevated fasting blood glucose
  • Age 18-80
  • Able come to Seattle for all study visits and procedures (4 days total)

You do not qualify if you have any of the following:

  • Diabetes with or without medications
  • Use of steroids (i.e. prednisone) or niacin
  • Significant weight loss in the past 6 months (>5%)
  • Serious medical conditions such as:
    • heart disease or history of congestive heart failure
    • abnormal kidney or liver function
    • anemia
  • Pregnancy or lactation

study contact:

For more information about the study, contact:

Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD 206-764-2259