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University of Washington Diabetes Research Group

Study Name: Effect of Dietary Glycemic Index on Beta-cell Function: Do I qualify for the study?

You qualify if you are:

  • Between 18-65 years old
  • Have impaired glucose tolerance
  • Subjects must be willing to:
    • Maintain prior exercise and dietary habits throughout the study
    • Pick up their food twice a week at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    • Consume all of the food while on the study diets
    • Come to Seattle for all study visits and procedures (5 days total)

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

  • Have significant food allergies or intolerances
  • Smoke or use tobacco
  • Have serious medical conditions such as liver or kidney disease, cancer, inflammatory arthritis
  • Have diabetes or take diabetes medications
  • Take medications associated with insulin resistance: prednisone, glucocorticoids, niacin
  • Take anti-inflammatory medications on a daily basis (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin)
  • Are anemic (have a low red blood cell count)
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have stomach ulcers, digestive or swallowing problems, heartburn requiring medication

study contact:

For more information about the study, contact:

Kristina Utzschneider, MD 206-277-3568