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Type 2 Diabetes
Lillestol Research has several diabetes programs that are accepting participants 18 years of age and older. If you are unsure if you are diabetic, or if you are unsure if your diabetes is under control, visit our office for a free hemoglobin A1c check and to see if you are eligible to participate. You are compensated for your time and are provided thousands of dollars in medical care free of charge. There are no overnight visits and we offer flexibility in scheduling your clinic appointments.
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood glucose (high blood sugar) in the context of insulin resistance.
People with type 2 diabetes have what is called insulin resistance, i.e. their pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body cannot use the insulin well enough. When there isn't enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, glucose (sugar) can't get into the body's cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, the body's cells are not able to function properly.
Causes and Symptoms
The cause of type 2 diabetes is not necessarily known, but there are several risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes including:
- Heredity/genetic link
- High blood pressure
- High blood triglyceride (fat) levels
- Gestational diabetes or giving birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
- High-fat and carbohydrate diet
- High alcohol intake
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Obesity or being overweight
- Ethnicity: Certain groups, such as African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Japanese Americans, have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic whites
- Aging: Increasing age is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes begins to rise significantly at about age 45 years, and rises considerably after age 65 years.
The classic symptoms of type 2 diabetes are excess thirst, frequent urination, and constant hunger.
A1c is a test that shows the average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months. People with diabetes need to have this test done regularly to see whether their blood sugar levels have been staying within a target range. This test is also used to diagnose diabetes. We are able to do A1c testing at Lillestol Research in order to determine if you fall within the diabetic range.
If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or think you may have type 2 diabetes, contact us today to learn more about our current study opportunities for this diagnosis.
Call us at (701) 232-7705 or toll-free at (866) 532-7705.
Signup online or email our recruiter at recruiter(at)lillestolresearch(dot)com.