Department of Veterans Affairs  •   Puget Sound Health Care System  •  American Lake & Seattle

University of Washington Diabetes Research Group

Effects of Iron Overload (Hemochromatosis) on Glucose Metabolism: Do I qualify for the study?

You qualify if you have the following:

  • Iron overload (ferritin >200) due to HFE gene mutations (H63D or C56Y)
  • No phlebotomy within the past year
  • Age 18-80

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

  • Phlebotomy within the past year
  • Severe liver disease
  • Other causes of liver dysfunction (hepatitis B or C, autoimmune hepatitis)
  • Diabetes requiring medications
  • Drugs that cause insulin resistance (niacin, steroids)
  • Pregnancy
  • Anemia (Hematocrit <33%)
  • Problems with kidney function (Creatinine >1.5 mg/dl)
  • Other serious medical illness

study contact:

For more information about the study, contact:

Kristina Utzschneider, MD 206-277-3568