TODAY Genetics Study

Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth – Genetics Study

Protocol Description

This study is an extension of a research program known as TODAY, which stands for Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth. Specifically it explores the role genetics plays in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), insulin resistance and cardiac risk. The information made available through this study may help scientists to develop new diagnostic tests, new treatments and new ways to prevent diseases.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals of both genders, who have been diagnosed with T2DM prior to age 18 and who are currently between 8 and 35 years and meet additional study criteria are eligible.
Males: Ages 8 to 35
Females: Ages 8 to 35


Participants will make a single visit to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC for a blood draw that researchers will analyze for diabetes type and DNA. Additionally participants or their parent/guardian will provide researchers with answers to questions about their personal and family health history.
Visits: 1
Duration: Not applicable

Status: Open for Enrollment

Source(s) of Support

National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Primary Investigator

Silva Arslanian, MD

Contact Information

To get started, please contact:
Denyse Shearer, RN