Researchers at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and Cincinnati VA Medical Center in Ohio are conducting a new research study on vitamin D and type 2 diabetes. They want to see how vitamin D supplementation affects how the body processes glucose in type 2 diabetes (T2D).
Twenty-six million people suffer from T2D, while another 80 million are at risk. This makes it important for researchers to find out how to treat and manage the disease. Researchers are more and more interested in how vitamin D might be able to help out.
The researchers are currently recruiting for their study, called the DDM2 study, at both locations (Boston and Cincinnati). They are looking for participants between the ages of 25 and 75, currently have T2D, and are willing to take a supplement. Adults will receive either 4000 IU/day or a placebo pill each day. If participants want, they can take an additional 600-800 IU/day, the current IOM recommendation.
If you are interested in participating, please contact organizers for a brief interview. Here is contact information:
Address:Clinical Research Center (CRC) Room 636 Farnsworth Building, 6th Floor Tufts Medical Center 800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
Address:Veterans Affairs Medical Center 4th Floor South, Room A457f 3200 Vine Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
For further information, visit http://www.vitamindfordiabetes.org/ddm2/
Updated 08/08/13. Reason: Previously had incorrect dose listed.