TODAY Genetics

Study name

Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Study Group Genetics

Study sponsors

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)

Principal investigator

Lorraine Levitt Katz, MD

Who can participate?

  • Those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before 18 years of age
  • Have proof of Body Mass Index (BMI) above the 85th percentile at diagnosis
  • Do not have a genetic syndrome known to affect glucose tolerance other than diabetes

What is this study about?

The purpose of this research study is to collect blood and medical information to explore the relationships between candidate genes and type 2 diabetes mellitus, as well as obesity and insulin resistance. This work may lead to the development of new diagnostic tests and treatments for diabetes and other related diseases.

What does participation involve?

If you decide that you want to determine if you qualify for this study, please contact the study staff through the e-mail address or phone number listed below.

Eligible volunteers that give permission to participate through appropriate consent and assent forms will be asked to complete a single screening visit in which you can expect:

  • Interviews about your and your family’s medical history
  • A single blood collection for testing

The blood samples and information will be collected and tracked through a coded number to protect the privacy of all volunteers.


Participants will be compensated for their time and effort required to complete the study visit. Additionally, volunteers can be compensated for travel expenses if applicable.

If interested

Please email or call: 267-426-7433

CHOP #: 08-006165
Approval Date: 12/20/11
Expiration Date: N/A

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