Children's Hospital Colorado

Depression and Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescents Research Study

Endocrinology | June 01, 2018
Teenage girls who have a family member with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.
12 to 17
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Complete this form to be considered for the MIND study.

Researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado want to find ways to prevent type 2 diabetes. If you believe your teenage daughter or family member could be at risk for developing depression and type 2 diabetes, she may benefit from the Mood and Insulin Resistance for Diabetes (MIND) prevention research project.

Participating teens receive up to $665 as compensation for their time.

Phone: 970-413-4410

Purpose of study

The goal of this study is to see if helping teenage girls feel less stressed can decrease their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Our hope is that by managing depression – a risk factor for type 2 diabetes that is common in teenage girls – we can learn more about ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Research details

We are looking for girls who:

  • Are 12 to 17 years old
  • Have a family member with diabetes
  • Sometimes seem depressed or stressed

The possible benefits of participating in the MIND Project are:

  • Feeling happier and less stressed
  • Learning about leading a healthier life
  • Decreasing the chance of developing type 2 diabetes

Study procedures take place at the main campus of Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora. The duration of participation is just over one year, and the procedures involved are:

  • Two screening visits
  • Tasks to do at home
  • A six-session after-school program that focuses on mood, stress and health information in a group setting. Sessions take place once per week for six weeks.
  • Two follow-up visits

If you are interested in this research study and want to see if your daughter would be a good fit, please fill out this short form. For more information, contact Allison Hilkin.

Principal investigator: Lauren Shomaker, PhD, at Colorado State University, University of Colorado Denver and Children's Colorado