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Vitamin D & Type 2 Diabetes: D2d Study

Irwin Brodsky, MD Maine Medical CenterUnder the direction of Dr. Irwin Brodsky, site Principal Investigator, MMC has joined a group of twenty sites around the country in this large multi-center clinical trial.  This trial aims to determine whether vitamin D supplementation is safe and effective in delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at risk for the disease and to gain a better understanding of how vitamin D affects glucose metabolism.

The D2d study will enroll approximately 2,400 participants nationwide who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes; the enrollment goal at Maine Medical Center is 125 participants. Participants are randomly assigned to receive either vitamin D or placebo and be followed for up to 4 years for development of diabetes. The study is expected to define the role of vitamin D supplementation in modifying diabetes risk in people at risk for the disease.

D2d Study

Clifford J Rosen, MD MMCRI

 

Dr. Clifford Rosen, Director of Clinical and Translational Research at MMCRI, serves on the Executive Committee, which designed the trial in collaboration with the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

 

 

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