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Neuroimaging in Youth and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Neuroimaging in Youth and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

One in five adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes exhibit disordered eating behaviors (DEB)—nearly twice the rate among healthy peers and affecting females more than males. Several studies show that those with DEB have worse health outcomes.

Researchers at the Seattle Children’s Hospital want to learn more about changes in the brain of adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

If you decide to take part in this 2-hour study, you would complete:1. Questionnaires2. A fasting blood draw3. Body measurements including a DXA Scan4. Brain imaging (magnetic resonance imaging – MRI).If you participate in the study, you will receive up to $125 in gift cards and free parking.

Research is always voluntary!

Participant Eligibility

You may be a good fit for this study if you or your child are:– Male or Female– Between the ages of 15-25 years old– Willingness to complete blood draw, MRI and body measurements– English speakingFor Diabetes Group:– Has had type 1 diabetes for at least 1 year– On either subcutaneous insulin injection or insulin pump therapyFor Healthy Control Group:– No diabetes– Body mass index 18-25 kg/m2 or < 85%-ilePlease complete this brief survey to find out if you are eligible to participate:https://redcap.iths.org/surveys/?s=H4T3WCW8P4JWR8X3


Kathleen Santarelli
(206) 884-1061

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
The Interactions of Disordered Eating Behavior, Glycemic Control, and Adiposity on Hypothalamic Gliosis in Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Study ID: STUDY00003523
Start Date: 03/24/2022
End Date: 10/31/2023

Alyssa Huang, MD

Accepts Healthy Volunteers?

Study Site(s)

University of Washington Diabetes Research Center

750 Republican Street 3rd Floor
Seattle, Washington 98109


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.