Children's Hospital Colorado

The PANTHER Study: Puberty, diabetes, and the kidneys, when eustress becomes distress

May 12, 2022
Girls 8-13 years old, boys 10-14 years old
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In this research study, we aim to measure insulin resistance, glomerular filtration rate (how well your kidneys are filtering your blood), kidney blood flow and oxygenation. These careful examinations will help us figure out how puberty and obesity effects type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease so we can inform future prevention and treatment efforts. The study visits will be at the outpatient Clinical & Translational Research Center (CTRC) at Children's Hospital Colorado. This study takes place over three years. The day 1 and day 2 visits are the same each year and will take place approximately 12 months apart. Compensation will be provided for each completed visit: $25 for screening, $250 for day 1 and $250 for day 2 (totaling $1,525 for all three years).

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For questions or if you are interested in participating, please contact Emily Sell at