Participants Needed for Diabetes Study at TAMIU

Participants Needed for Diabetes Study at TAMIU

Get free blood tests for diabetes and heart disease, a $10 Wal-Mart gift certificate and a snack at Texas A&M International University Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library (KL), room 248, Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11 between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m. for participating in a study on diabetes among Mexican-Americans.

"This is a bi-national study among Mexican-Americans in the United States and Mexicans in México. Mexican-Americans have twice the rate of heart disease than other population groups," said Dr. Sukho Lee, TAMIU assistant professor of fitness and sports.

Participants must be over 18 years, born in México or have at least one parent born in México, be a Type II diabetic patient for more than one year and not be pregnant if female.

Those who are eligible for the study will be required to go to KL 248 for blood tests in the morning, having fasted for eight to 10 hours. Subjects will also have to complete a 45-minute interview about their behaviors on health, coping with diabetes and self-management of the disease during the visit.
Dr. Lee recommends that those who are interested in participating call to reserve a spot. Call 326.2426 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., 744.2772 between 3 and 6 p.m. or after 9 p.m., call Lee at 326.2672 to reserve a spot.

This study is sponsored by Texas A&M University, TAMIU, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México and the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

For more information, please contact Lee at slee@tamiu.edu or 326.2672 or visit offices in Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 419C.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu