To join the study you must: be age 50 or older; have type 2 diabetes and certain kinds of heart disease or stroke; and be able to attend 17 clinic visits and answer 9 phone contacts over a three-year trial period. The study provides an investigational medication that is taken once weekly. If eligible, you may be compensated up to $640 for completing all study visits. 205-934-2294.
Do you have type 2 diabetes complicated by blood vessel problems such as heart disease, carotid artery disease, stroke, or poor circulation in your legs or feet? If you are over age 50 you may qualify for a research study investigating the effect of a diabetes drug on blood vessel disease. Participants will receive study drug or placebo provided by the study in addition to the care from your usual diabetes care provider. Miriam 975-8217.
If you currently take no pills or one, two or three pills for diabetes, you may be eligible for a research study of a new diabetes medication taken one time a week. The study drug will be added to your current treatment plan. Compensation up to $700. 975-8217.
Have you had diabetes for at least 1 year? Are you taking oral medications and/or insulin? You are invited to participate in a clinical research study with a new (investigational) medication involving patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. If you join, you will: Attend 11 diabetes medical visits and receive 11 phone calls. Receive diabetes treatment, medicines and supplies at no cost to you. Receive diabetes education Receive physical exams and lab tests at no cost to you. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. The study is being conducted at UAB by the Department of Nutrition Sciences. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015 or (205) 996-4020.
Are you taking oral medications and/or insulin? You are invited to participate in a clinical research study with a new (investigational) medication involving patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. If you join, you will: attend 11 diabetes medical visits and receive 11 phone calls; receive diabetes treatment, medicines and supplies at no cost to you; receive diabetes education; receive physical exams and lab tests at no cost to you. Compensation for time and travel may also be available. The study is being conducted at UAB by the Department of Nutrition Sciences.  For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact (205) 996-4015 or (205) 996-4020.
We are looking for adolescents with type 2 diabetes and an A1C between 6.5 and 10.5% to assess the safety and efficacy of a non-insulin, injectable anti-diabetic investigational medication for type 2 diabetics. Subjects taking insulin will not qualify.  If your child qualifies, they will receive the following at no cost to you: study related physical exams and laboratory tests, diabetes education and coaching, study medication and supplies, and compensation for your time. Victoria Gunter, 996-7648, vgunter@peds.uab.edu.
You may qualify if you ages 19-45, are African American or European American,  do not have diabetes, exercise less than 2 hours per week, and are willing to travel to UAB for screening and 4 testing visits. Participants will receive their blood sugar level, cholesterol level, bone density, fat mass, and muscle mass. Compensation up to $400 provided for completing all study visits. Please call 934-4386 for more information.

The UAB Diabetes Research Center is part of nationwide study on benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin.
UAB investigators are studying the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating type 2 diabetes. Recruitment of volunteers for the project, called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study, begins in June.

UAB, the City of Birmingham, the YMCA of Greater Birmingham and the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation team to educate area citizens on diabetes management and prevention.

Actor, performer Ben Vereen lends help to project as community groups begin work to educate populace in overcoming fear of disease

The purpose of the study is to find the best combination drug treatment for diabetes. Have you had Type 2 diabetes for less than 10 years? Is metformin the only diabetes medication you are taking? Are you willing to take a second diabetes drug? If so, you may be able to participate in a clinical research study that is trying to find the best combination drug treatment for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes medications, visits, and lab tests will be provided free of charge. 205-996-4015, 205-996-4020 or 205-975-8217.
People with type 2 diabetes are needed for a study to help identify the links between diabetes and kidney stone formation. To qualify you must meet the following criteria: ages 19–65; BMI < 32. BMI can be calculated here. Participants will be asked to provide 2 blood samples, four 24-hour urine collections, and consume meals provided by the UAB Clinical Research Unit for 3 days. Compensation up to $250. If you are interested please contact MC at 205-975-8341
If you are a Caucasian or African-American woman ages 19-30, you may qualify to participate in a research study being conducted by the UAB Departments of Human Studies and Nutrition Sciences. Eligible participants include healthy women whose mothers have type 2 diabetes, or healthy women with no family history of diabetes. This study requires two morning time visits to UAB’s Nutrition Science Building and UAB Hospital. If you are diabetic, smoke, are currently pregnant or are more than moderately overweight, you will not qualify for the study. You will be asked to complete tests that assess bone density, body fat composition, muscle mitochondrial function and Insulin Sensitivity. You may be compensated for your time. Call Brandon Kane at 975-3806.

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