Diabetes Research in Maryland

By kate_jones Latest Reply 2011-10-07 14:28:30 -0500
Started 2010-07-01 14:22:13 -0500

Would you participate in a research study?
Bonus: free labs, cardiac stress test (if you are over 40), EKG, monetary compensation. All this is over $2000 value
The study is University of Maryland IRB aproved.

23 replies

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-10-07 14:28:30 -0500 Report

Okay Dc folks, proceed with a yellow light! Maka Hedrington 410-706-5623 is in fact a doctor with the Research Department at U of M. It is 3:30 on Friday and I requested a return call and will let you know additional information. Jim

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-10-07 14:20:27 -0500 Report

Just so DC people know, I have a call into the Diabetes Research people at the U of M. I will let you know if i find this is legitimate or not. It is best not to give out any of your personal info until we are sure.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-10-07 14:06:38 -0500 Report

Just so you know Kate, my "warning" antenna are up on this. Why? Well, you do not list any qualifications to participate. You do not say where in Maryland it is. You do not say who to contact if we are interested. I guess there are a lot of unanswered questions and there has been a lot of spam on here of late. Sure I have heard of University of Maryland, but IRB? I hope no member here gives out any personal information to you until you are more forthcoming with info.

TsalagiLenape 2011-10-07 07:44:50 -0500 Report

I would if I have the time! Just pay for my room and food reimbursement for gas and I could, if I wasnt so busy here.

GabbyPA 2010-07-01 20:46:51 -0500 Report

I have mixed feelings about studies. If it is being conducted by an educational institution or a research institution then I might consider it. I participated in one for years and it was great. I learned a good amount and had some wonderful relationships with the staff. I would do that again.

However, if it is run by a pharmaceutical company, I will NOT do it. Plus, when you sign that paperwork, make sure they are using your lab draws just for the test you are participating in. They will ask you if they can keep your collected samples for other tests that you are not aware of...so be very careful about what you sign. READ everything and ASK lots of questions.

kate_jones 2010-07-02 08:18:19 -0500 Report

This is a good point and I completely agree!
This particular study is not run by a pharmaceutical company. In fact it does not even study any medications.

GabbyPA 2010-07-03 20:57:08 -0500 Report

That sounds promising then. Good deal.

steph41 2010-07-11 12:11:37 -0500 Report

yes but if it is free and if you get the test results to take to your family doctor it would be worth the trip i think.

kate_jones 2010-07-14 14:07:26 -0500 Report

If you are interested I can send you a consent form which has all the detailed information about the study procedures and compensation

Harlen 2010-07-01 15:02:05 -0500 Report

Maine is to long a way to drive lol
Wish I was able too
Best wishes

kate_jones 2010-07-02 08:20:01 -0500 Report

My husband and I are going to visit Maine in September. We've heard about it's beauty! Is September good time for whale watch?

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