What we are studying
Type 2 diabetes is common in African Americans and is known to run in families. Efforts to understand the physiology and genetic basis of what first causes diabetes to develop are difficult to determine in patients who already have diabetes. Therefore, the primary purpose of this research study is to study early signs of diabetes risk in African Americans who are at risk for developing diabetes in the future, but who do not yet have the disease. In addition, the focus of the study is how these risk factors run in families. Thus, if you have diabetes, you may also contribute to the goals of the study.
You will be paid $100 if you complete all study related procedures. You will be paid $50 if you are unable to complete the IVGTT for any reason. Diabetic family members are not eligible to complete the IVGTT.