October 28, 2014

Volunteers needed for research study on diabetes drug and blood pressure

This research study will evaluate if a drug given for diabetes affects blood pressure in people taking certain blood pressure medications. You may qualify if you:

  • Are between 18 and 60 years old and
  • Have a new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (less than three months on medications or taking only metformin) and,
  • Have high blood pressure

The study involves:

  • Two screening visits
  • Taking blood pressure medication or placebo for 12 weeks
  • Taking three different study drugs for three periods of one week
  • Spending three study mornings in the Clinical Research Center over six weeks
  • Eating a special diet for six days before each study day
  • 24-hour urine collection before each study day

Participants will be compensated for their time.

For information please contact:
Claudia Ramirez, M.D.
claudia.e.ramirez@vanderbilt.edu