Less Sleep May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Teenagers

Sleep Problems and Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Teenagers

February 15, 2016



Sleep Apnea and Type 2 Diabetes

Sleep Problems and Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Teenagers

About the study

Researchers in the Endocrinology Division of the University of Chicago are conducting a research study to look at links between sleep problems such as obstructive sleep apnea and Type 2 Diabetes in teens.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are:

  • 13-18 years old
  • Overweight
  • With or without type 2 diabetes mellitus

What will I be asked to do?

This study includes overnight sleep study, IV placement (some subjects), blood draws, an oral glucose tolerance test (some subjects), and questionnaires. Compensation provided (up to $50 for children).

How to participate

For more information or to refer a patient to the study, please contact Katie O’Sullivan, MD at 773.702.5653 or katie.osullivan@uchospitals.edu or Nancy Devine at ndevine@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu.