Uncle Sam Wants You
Examines researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases are looking for volunteers for a study to see if bahavioral changes can dealy or prevent diabetes. Contact information.
By PT Staff published July 1, 1996 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016
Here's your chance to donate your body to science—and perhaps get it back in better shape than it was before.
Researchers at the (take a deep breath) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases are looking for volunteers for a study to see if behavioral changes can delay or prevent diabetes. Since the adult-onset variety of diabetes afflicts some 15 million Americans—putting them at increased risk for everything from strokes to blindness—participating in the research could yield some major health dividends. The study will be conducted at 25 sites around the country; to see if there one near you, call the NIDD-KD toll free at (888) DPP-JOIN.