The Effects of Type 2 Diabetes on Brain Function Study

Description: In this study, we are looking at whether people with Type 2 diabetes show early signs of changes in their thinking processes.We are looking for people both with and without type 2 diabetes so we can compare their thinking processes.  The study involves 2 visits, one 2-4 hour visit to the Joslin Diabetes Center and one 1 hour visit to Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston.  Study procedures involve thinking tests, completing questionnaires, blood tests and a MRI Scan to examine performance on thinking tests.People without a prior diagnosis of diabetes will also be given a sugary drink at their visit to see how their body processes sugar.

Recruiting: Seeking participants between the ages of 45-65 with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes who are not on metformin, or TZD’s (pioglitazone, rosiglitazone).  We are also seeking participants between the ages of 45-65 who have not been diagnosed with Diabetes.

Moderate proficiency in English is Required.   Monetary compensation is available and the study will validate parking on days of study visits.

Contact: If you are interested in learning more about this study, please call Veronica Flores at 617-309-4326 or by email at  veronica.flores@joslin.harvard.edu

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One Response to The Effects of Type 2 Diabetes on Brain Function Study

  1. Edward Burke says:

    I know I can’t take part in your study but I would like to contribute in some small way. I live in Ireland and have had Type 2 Diabetes for a little over ten years. I am now 57 and am experiencing a lot of problems with clear thinking, often fighting through a fog. Memory often plays tricks on me and it has knocked my confidence a lot. Stress is where I get destroyed most as I cope badly.
    Hope this might lend some knowledge to your survey.

    Edward

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