July 21, 2015

Diabetes Clinical Research study looking for participants

 Type two diabetes study

Do you have diabetes?

Have you had diabetes for less than 10 years?

Is metformin the only diabetes medication you are taking?

If so, you may be able to participate in a clinical research study that is trying to find the best combination drug treatment for type 2 diabetes.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with 37 medical clinics, including Vanderbilt Medical Center, is conducting the GRADE Study (The Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study). GRADE is a clinical trial designed for people living with diabetes.

The goal of the study is to find the best combination drug treatment for diabetes.

If you join GRADE, you will:

- Come to Vanderbilt Medical Center for four diabetes medical visits each year
- Receive diabetes treatment, medicines and supplies at no cost to you
- Receive physical exams and lab tests at no cost to you

The GRADE study is being conducted at the Vanderbilt Medical Center. For more information, and to see if you might be eligible to join, please contact Stephanie Martin at 615-936-1075, e-mail GRADE@vanderbilt.edu, or visit: https://grade.bsc.gwu.edu.