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Think you may be at risk for Type 2 Diabetes?


MINDD Study #2-Multisite Intervention and Neuroimaging Delay Discounting

The purpose of the study is to look at positive thinking and decision making in adults at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. The study requires people over the age of 18 who have prediabetes, plus hypertension and/or hyperlipidemia. The study requires four visits to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute over the next month, approximately. Visits can be done in Blacksburg or Roanoke. Each visit will last about 1.5 to 2 hours.

You will:
Receive biometric information such as HbA1c (blood sugar) and blood pressure
Complete memory games, food surveys, and future thinking tasks
Complete a two-phase food taste test
Complete an fMRI scan (get a disc with images of your brain!)

Eligibility Criteria
18 years of age or older
Prediabetes (higher than normal blood sugar, though not yet high enough for a Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis)
Hypertension (high blood pressure) and/or hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
MRI eligible

Risk Factors for Diabetes:
Family history of diabetes (parent, sibling)
Inactive lifestyle
Age older than 45 years
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
History of gestational diabetes
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Diet high in sugar and fats

Primary Investigator(s)
Mark Greenawald, M.D., & Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D.

Contact Information:
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
540-739-5101 or 540-526-2110

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