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Diabetes clinical trials at UC Davis
4 research studies open to eligible people

  • A Study of the Effect of Orange Juice or Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

    “In this study, the study team will provide meals and either sugar-sweetened beverages or orange juice.”

    open to eligible people ages 18-50

    The objectives of this proposal are to address the gaps in knowledge regarding the metabolic effects of consuming orange juice, the most frequently consumed fruit juice in this country, compared to sugar-sweetened beverage.

    Davis, California

  • Behavioral Family Therapy and Type One Diabetes

    open to eligible people ages 2-17

    Behavioral family therapy, specifically focused on insuring support for the primary caregiver of a child with type one diabetes mellitus and healthy family dynamics, may improve the child's glycemic control as measured by hemoglobin A1c level (HbA1c).

    Sacramento, California

  • Metabolic Effects of Sugar and Aspartame

    “What are the effects of consuming sugar- and aspartame-sweetened beverages with standardized diets?”

    open to eligible people ages 18-40

    It is not known whether consumption of excessive amounts of sugar can increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease or diabetes in the absence of increased food (caloric) intake and weight gain, nor whether the negative effects of sugar consumption are made worse when accompanied by weight gain. This study will investigate the effects of excess sugar when consumed with an energy-balanced diet that prevents weight gain, and the effects of excess sugar when consumed with a diet that can cause weight gain. The results will determine whether excess sugar consumption and excess caloric intake that lead to weight gain have independent and additive effects on risk factors for cardiovascular disease or diabetes, and will have the potential to influence dietary guidelines and public health policy.

    Davis, California and other locations

  • Telemedicine in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

    “Are frequent clinic visits to manage Type 1 Diabetes difficult for you to accommodate? Telemedicine may be a convenient alternative!”

    open to eligible people ages 1-17

    At the conclusion of this project, investigators will have assessed the effectiveness of home-based telemedicine for improving multiple important clinical and patient-centered outcomes in a high-risk pediatric cohort with T1D. Aim 1. To test the hypothesis that home-based telemedicine is a feasible and acceptable method of care delivery for patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes (T1D) currently cared for at the University of California, Davis (UCD) Pediatric Endocrinology clinic. Specifically: A) Patients and families choose to participate in telemedicine visits as a supplement to in-person care; B) Patients and families can utilize secure, internet-based platforms to upload and share glucose meter data and to establish an audio-video connection with a diabetes specialist in their home settings; C) Patients and families are satisfied with the experience of home-based telemedicine and would choose to receive future diabetes care via this modality. Aim 2. To test the hypothesis that using home-based telemedicine, these patients can complete more frequent visits with a diabetes specialist than they previously completed via office visits alone. Aim 3. To test the hypothesis that increased contact with a diabetes specialist via home-based telemedicine will lead to significant improvement in glycemic control for these patients. Aim 4. To evaluate the effects of increased contact with a diabetes specialist via home-based telemedicine on high-cost health care utilization - specifically emergency department (ED) visits and diabetes-related hospitalizations.

    Sacramento, California

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