Clinical Studies

The Encourage Healthy Families Study

The purpose of this study is to prevent type 2 diabetes in mothers who are at increased risk and their children.  This study is looking for mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy or who have prediabetes, and their 8- to 15-year-old children to take part in a diabetes prevention program designed to help them reduce their family’s risk for diabetes and heart disease by making healthy lifestyle choices.  You may qualify for this program if you had gestational diabetes during a pregnancy but do not currently have diabetes, or if you have prediabetes, and have a child between the ages of 8 and 15. For more information, contact the study coordinator in the Diabetes Clinical and Translational Research Center at 317-278-0905. 

The Restoring Insulin Secretion (RISE) Study

The purpose of this study is to determine if prediabetes or early type 2 diabetes can be reversed after a period of treatment with a diabetes medication.  We are looking for adults and teenagers, age 10 years and older, to participate in this study.  You or your child may qualify for this research if there is evidence of high blood sugars during screening tests. For more information, contact the study coordinator, Tammy Garrett, at 317-944-7037.  

Lifestyle-Related Health Outcomes in Prediabetes and Diabetes

The purpose of this study is to help prevent type 2 diabetes in adolescents and to evaluate new ways of collecting dietary and physical activity information in youth. The study is looking for adolescents between the ages of 10- and 21- years-old who are overweight or at risk for diabetes due to family history. Your child will enroll in a lifestyle intervention to help them make healthier lifestyle choices.  For more information, contact Dr. Nana Gletsu-Miller at 765-494-1860.

Advancing Diabetes Management in Adolescents Using Health Information Technology (Type 1 Diabetes Study)

The purpose of this study is to compare three strategies for enhancing adherence to diabetes care in adolescents.  The three strategies are:  1) Health Information Technology approach using a specialized meter to link real-time adherence data, 2) Contracted conflict-management strategy to address conflict between adolescents with diabetes and their parents, and 3) Combination of the Health Information Technology and Contracted Conflict-Management Strategy.  For more information, contact Megan Behrmann at 317-944-0289.