Type 2 Diabetes Research Study

Researchers at the University of Virginia are partnering with individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and adults who are overweight to learn more about how exercise training affects blood vessels and cardiac muscles in this population. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes Or are overweight

not exercising regularly

30-55 years old

Compensation Provided

Conducted in charlottesville, VA

Study Background

UVA Division of Endocrinology is conducting a research study about exercise. The purpose of the study is to learn more about how exercise training affects heart and blood vessels of adults with type 2 diabetes.

Participation involves 15 weeks of exercise training with a personal trainer 3 days a week. All exercise training is scheduled at UVA.

Help advance research today and join our compensated study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this study is to observe the effect of exercise on blood vessels, heart function, and metabolism in people with type 2 diabetes.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • Adults 30-55 years old
  • Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or are overweight
  • Don’t exercise regularly
  • T2D controlled by diet ± insulin
  • Have been weight-stable for three months prior to the start of the study
  • Not enrolled in another study
  • Don’t use tobacco and haven’t within the past year
  • No documented cardiovascular disease

Participants will engage in a 15-week exercise program with a personal trainer 3 days/week. There are also 7 total study visits apart from the exercise:

  • Screening visit~ 1 hour
  • Exercise lab visit (including max ex test and DEXA scan) ~2.5 hours
  • Cardiac echo ~1.5 hours
  • Outpatient admit (~7 hours, this includes IVs, blood draws, etc.)
  • Subjects will start 15 weeks of supervised exercise 3 times per week)
  • Repeat Exercise lab visit ~2.5 hours 
  • Repeat outpatient admit ~7 hours
  • Repeat cardiac echo ~1.5 hours

Compensation is provided for your time.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.