Type 2 diabetes – If you have high blood sugar, family history of type 2 diabetes, or are overweight, this Type 2 diabetes clinical trial may be for you.

Summary An estimated 1 in 8 adults, 29.1 million people, in the U.S. have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University is conducting a research study to investigate how the combination of exercise, the diabetic medication Metformin and dairy products (i.e., yogurt) work to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in individuals 55 years of age or older. If you have high blood sugar, family history of type 2 diabetes, or are overweight you may qualify.

Exercise and Metformin are the first line of therapies to improve blood sugar. Although there are no guaranteed benefits from participating in this study, we expect exercise and Metformin to improve your blood sugar and overall health.

Age Range 55+
Purpose The purpose of this clinical trial is to investigate how the combination of exercise, the diabetic medication Metformin and dairy products (i.e., yogurt) work to prevent the development of type II diabetes.
Who is Eligible? To participate you must:

  • • Be at least 55 years old
  • • Have high blood sugar, family history of diabetes, or be overweight
  • • Be willing to devote approximately 4 hours per week to the study
  • • Be willing to visit Colorado State University regularly over 15 weeks
Participation in this study will include:
  • • A muscle sample obtained from your thigh muscles under local anesthesia (your skin will be numbed at the sampling site)
  • • The last 4 weeks drink specially designed water to allow us to follow metabolic pathways in your body
  • • Blood Screening
  • • Heart Screening
  • • Body Composition Measurements
  • • A free personal trainer to supervise 12 weeks of exercise performed on campus at Colorado State University
  • • The anti-diabetic medication Metformin or placebo
  • • All procedures will be repeated after the 12-weeks of exercise
Time Requirements and Compensation The total duration of the study will be approximately 15 weeks
Total time demand for each subject is estimated to be less than 4 hours per week
You will be compensated $500 for your time spent in this study
Where Can I Get More Information? Please contact us at (877) 788-3972.
Qualification To see if you qualify to participate in this trial call us today toll-free at 877-547-8839. We look forward to speaking with you.