MUSC to participate in type 2 diabetes prevention study

Published: Oct. 21, 2013 at 3:23 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Medical University of South Carolina is taking part in a large-scale clinical trial to discover if vitamin D can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

The multiyear study, which will include roughly 2,500, will attempt to determine if vitamin D supplements can positively impact the onset of type 2 diabetes in adults aged 30 or older with prediabetes.

Those with prediabetes have higher than normal blood glucose levels, but not high enough to be called diabetes.

MUSC is one of 20 study sites participating in this National Institutes of Health funded study.

The Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes (D2d) study will be double-blinded, meaning both the staff and participants will not know who is receiving a placebo.

Researchers are now recruiting for the study. For more information, click here.

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