Patients Sought For Diabetes Study

SPRINGFIELD – Do you exercise less than two times a week?


Do you have type 2 diabetes and is it your New Year’s Resolution to exercise more?

If so, you may want to consider participating in a study at Baystate Medical Center, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), titled “Using continuous glucose monitoring feedback to change physical activity levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes.”

The Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGMS) is a pager-sized monitor that records 72 hours of glucose levels which change with diet and physical activity. The research study, which began last fall, is still seeking participants to test the effectiveness of using CGMS feedback to provide diabetes education.

To qualify for the study, individuals must have type 2 diabetes and blood glucose levels averaging greater than 170, exercise less than two days per week, and use only oral diabetes medications.

To learn if you qualify, or for more information, call (413) 794-7206.