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Dec. 1, 2008

UI study seeks adults with type 2 diabetes

People ages 18 to 75 with type 2 diabetes are invited to participate in a University of Iowa research study on controlling blood sugar.

The study will evaluate the effects of an investigational drug on blood sugar control, when used in combination with other approved medications for diabetes treatment.

Participation involves 11 visits to the UI Lipid Research Center over one year. Eligible participants will receive, at no cost, physical exams and electrocardiograms, laboratory evaluation, nutrition and exercise counseling, a glucose meter for home glucose monitoring, and all study medication. Compensation for travel and parking expenses is available.

The research study is sponsored by Hoffmann-La Roche and will involve approximately 990 participants at 250 study sites worldwide. The UI study site is led by Jennifer Robinson, M.D., associate professor of epidemiology in the UI College of Public Health and director of the UI Lipid Research Center.

For more information call the center toll-free at 800-887-6917 or 319-384-5046.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 5224-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: Becky Soglin, 319 335-6660