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

What does the study involve?

  • Screening visit to see if you are eligible for the study
  • 2 days of study procedures to measure insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism - these studies involve iv's, administration of glucose, insulin and arginine (a part of protein).
  • Iron mobilization: After 4 phlebotomy treatments the 2 days of study procedures will be repeated
  • Iron depletion: Once the ferritin has decreased to <50 mg/dl the 2 days of study procedures will be repeated again.
Thus, the study requires a total of 7 visits.

Who is eligible?

If you have been diagnosed with iron overload due to HFE gene mutations you may be eligible. Click here to see if you qualify.

Compensation:

Subjects can receive up to $262.50 for participation

study contact:

For more information about the study, contact:

Kristina Utzschneider, MD 206-277-3568