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For New Brunswickers with Type 2 Diabetes

  • What is DM²? DM² is a research project designed to improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes in New Brunswick.

  • What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Typically diagnosed in adults, it is present when your body is not able to utilize insulin properly. Diabetes is diagnosed by higher than normal levels of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Type 2 diabetes may be treated with insulin injections or pills and may be prevented with diet and exercise.

  • Who is leading the DM², New Brunswick research study? DM² has been developed by a team of health care specialists led by Dr. Christine Pippy. Our team is supported by a wide range of health care professionals and partners, including the Government of New Brunswick, the Pharmaceutical Industry and the IT Industry.

  • How does it work? Our team of specialists has developed a computerized guideline for your family doctor to use in providing care to you. It is designed to help you meet important diabetes targets, such as blood pressure and sugar control. Our team members include diabetes, heart and kidney specialists, a nurse, pharmacist, dietitian and social worker.

  • What are the benefits of volunteering for this program? Studies have shown that structured programs like this improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes.
    *Please note, your doctor may decide that it is best for your health and well being not to volunteer for this study.

  • Are there risks related to volunteering? No, there are no increased risks if you volunteer for this study. The treatment guidelines we are using meet the national standard of care for treating diabetes and its complications.

  • What happens to my medical records? Your medical records, which are kept at your family doctor's office, will be entered into a research database that is being used only for this study. Our staff will ensure your records are kept confidential. Also, all information gathered during this study will be kept confidential and your identity will not be publicly revealed at any time.

  • Will I be paid to participate? No, this is a volunteer study.

  • Are there additional costs for me if I volunteer? No, the only costs involved are the travel costs associated with your regular medical appointments.

  • Is there a consent form to sign? Yes, there is a consent form, which includes details on this study.

  • How old must I be to volunteer? You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer.

  • May I withdraw from the study at any time? Yes, you may withdraw at any time from this volunteer study without any change in your present or future health care.

  • What are my responsibilities? As a volunteer in this research study, you must tell us about any medicines (e.g., herbal remedies, over-the-counter medicines, and prescription medicines), alcohol, or illegal drugs you are currently taking or were taking in the last two months. Again, the information you provide to us during this study will be kept confidential.


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