The Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center is committed to promoting clinical research. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of those living with or affected by diabetes.

Our efforts to find a cure for diabetes and to improve life for people with this condition, are made possible by volunteers who participate in research studies. When you volunteer, you help us answer important questions about diabetes.

If you would like to be considered as a potential volunteer for our research studies, please call 503-494-4704, complete our Online Diabetes Research Application Form or email   for more information.

Current studies

Resistance Exercise and Diabetes Research Study

T1D: Resistance Exercise Study-Seeking Volunteers

We are currently seeking volunteers to participate in our T1D Resistance Exercise Study.

This study is evaluating the dynamics of insulin and non-insulin mediated effects on glucose during resistance exercise in people with type 1 diabetes.

The purpose of this study is to understand how exercise intensity and varying rates of insulin affect blood sugar in people with type 1 diabetes.

The information collected from this study may help to improve the accuracy of exercise insulin dosing.

You may qualify to participate if you:

• Are between the age of 18 to 45

• Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for at least 1 year

• Physically able to perform exercise for 45 minutes

• Have a hemoglobin A1C less than 10%

What is involved?

• 2.5-hour screening visit

• Three 10-hour study visits with 45 minutes of resistance exercise during each study visit

• Three brief follow-up phone calls after each study visit

Is compensation provided?

$150 for each of the three visits for a maximum of $450.

Learn more:

For more information, please contact Debbie Branigan 503-418-9070.

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