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Sita Study
Do you have type 2 diabetes? This research study will evaluate the effects of two FDA-approved diabetes medications on cardiovascular function during exercise. Qualified participants will receive study medication, as well as free lab screenings, physical exams and exercise testing. Financial compensation is provided. If you are between the ages of 22 and 70 years old with type 2 diabetes who takes metformin only for your diabetes, you may qualify for this study. If interested, please contact Shawna McMillin at 303-724-2255 or


Are you interested in learning about how your breast milk helps your baby grow?

We are looking for pregnant women who:
•       Are planning on exclusively breastfeeding their infant for at least 4 months
•       Are between 20 and 35 years old and at least 20 weeks into their pregnancy
•       Are planning to deliver their baby at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

HM Study Email Flyer 051413 (2).pdfHM Study Email Flyer 051413 (2).pdf

If this describes you, and you are interested in learning more, please contact Cathy:; 303-724-3974


The Health Influences in Puberty "HIP" Study - A study about puberty and risk for type 2 diabetes


Male and Female Volunteers Needed for Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise Research Studies
  • RXercise. 
    In the RXercise study, we will learn information that will help us to develop a better exercise prescription for people with type 2 diabetes. Specifically, we seek to identify barriers to physical activity for overweight people with and without type 2 diabetes. Even more importantly, we hope that this study provides a greater understanding of how to overcome those barriers! Being a participant in this research study means learning important information about your medical conditions and your exercise abilities. For example, you will take surveys to identify your exercise barriers, and you will perform exercise testing that allows us to give you a personalized exercise prescription that takes your current fitness levels into account. Participants with diabetes will also receive diabetes education visits and/or a supervised 3-month exercise program.

    This is a study for people both with and without type 2 diabetes. We’re looking for male and female non-smokers, 50-70 years of age, who exercise less than one hour per week but would like to do more. If that describes you, then please contact Dylan at (720) 848-7103 or to learn more! Qualified study participants will receive financial compensation.
    RXercise Study.pdfRXercise Study.pdf


  • Exenatide and Exercise Study
    Do you have type 2 diabetes? Exenatide is an FDA-approved medication to treat type 2 diabetes. We are evaluating whether exenatide also increases exercise capacity in people with diabetes. Qualified participants in this study will receive study medication (either injectable exenatide or salt-water), as well as free lab screenings, physical exams and exercise testing, and will be offered financial  compensation!

    If you are a non-smoker, age 45-70 with type 2 diabetes that does not require insulin, and you exercise less than 1 hour per week, then this study could be for you. If interested, please contact Leah at (720) 848-6688 or
    Exenatide and Exercise Study.pdfExenatide and Exercise Study.pdf


  • Leg Blood Flow Study

    The Leg Blood Flow study plans to learn more about how Type 2 Diabetes affects the amount of blood flow and oxygen uptake in your muscles during exercise. This study is looking for healthy men and women with or without type 2 diabetes (not using insulin) between the ages 30-55 year who are non-smokers and currently exercise no more than once per week. Participants in the study are asked to attend 8 study visits and two weeks of supervised exercise training at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Study participants will be financially compensated and receive no cost lab screenings, physical exams, exercise testing and more. To learn more, please contact Shawna McMillin at 303-724-2255 or by email at (PI: Regensteiner, COMIRB: 06-0062)
    Leg Blood Flow Study.pdfLeg Blood Flow Study.pdf