Type 1 diabetes research at the University of Florida for children and adults

Purpose

Dr. Michael Haller and his team are conducting this study to see if a probiotic has a positive impact on digestive health and general wellness for children and adults with Type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Compensation provided for eligible participants.

Please use the links below to learn more and see if you or your child may qualify.

You can also contact Miriam Cintron by calling 352- 273-5580 or emailing cintrm@peds.ufl.edu to learn more.



About the study

This study will help determine if a probiotic has a positive impact on digestive health and general wellness for individuals with Type 1 diabetes (T1D).

The probiotic is called Lactobacillus johnsonii N6.2 and you can learn more about it by clicking here.

If you or your child are eligible to participate, you will be asked to complete the following:

  • Participate in the study for about 52 weeks
  • Use personal computer to access and answer weekly questionnaires
  • Provide stool samples
  • Be available to chat with the study team on the phone

The study team will discuss additional details about study involvement.

See the next section below to see if you or your child qualify to participate.



Who can participate?

Children ages 8 - less than 18 years old who: 

  • Have had Type 1 diabetes (T1D) for greater than 3 months and less than 2 years
  • Must be willing to consume a probiotic daily for 24 weeks
  • Must be willing to have their blood drawn on 4 different study visits at the University of Florida Gainesville campus
  • Meet other study eligibility requirements

Adults 18 - 45 years old who: 

  • Have had Type 1 diabetes (T1D) for less than 3 years
  • Must be willing to consume a probiotic daily for 24 weeks
  • Must be willing to have their blood drawn on 4 different study visits at the University of Florida Gainesville campus
  • Meet other study eligibility requirements

The study team will discuss additional criteria with you.



How to participate

If you are interested in learning more about the study and seeing if you or your child are eligible, please contact Miriam Cintron by calling 352- 273-5580 or emailing cintrm@peds.ufl.edu.



Age

18 and under
18 to 65

Gender

Male
Female

Monetary compensation

Yes

Keywords

Type 1 diabetes, Diabetes diet - type 1, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus, Metabolic Diseases

Principal Investigator

Michael Haller, MD

Department

Endocrinology

Contact Information

cintrm@peds.ufl.edu

(352) 273-5580


Be an Informed Participant

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