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TODAY Genetics Study

Study Name: Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth Genetics Study

Principal Investigator: Dr. Janet Silverstein

Study Coordinator: Teresa Lyles

Phone: (352) 334-0281


What is the TODAY Genetics Study?

We are interested in people who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when they were less than 18 years of age and would like to give their DNA sample.  The study will also inform the primary care provider if pancreatic autoimmunity is detected.

Who can participate?

  • Diagnosis for type 2 diabetes by ADA criteria
  • BMI 85th percentile documented at time of diagnosis
  • Age < 18 at time of diagnosis

Who can’t participate?

  • Genetic syndrome or disorder known to affect glucose tolerance other than diabetes
  • Patient on medication known to affect glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity or secretion within 60 days of the time of diagnosis
  • Only one person per family may participate

What do I have to do as a participant?

This study requires a blood draw and an interview about family and medical history.  Subjects are paid $25 for the visit, plus parking if applicable.

For more information, please contact Teresa Lyles using the phone or email address listed above.