Baker IDI Study – help research novel therapies for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes! 10 December 2014 What is the study about? Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is currently investigating the effects of new medicines and developmental compounds on fat and sugar metabolism. These compounds may lead to new future treatments for type 2 diabetes. This project also aims to understand the mechanisms behind development and progression of type 2 diabetes. Who can take part? Males Aged 35-65 years Overweight Individuals with pre-diabetes, or type 2 diabetes, or healthy Currently not taking any medication Non-smokers or Ex-smokers What’s involved? Visit 1 (3 hours) Comprehensive medical check by a cardiologist Oral glucose tolerance test Electrocardiogram (ECG) Visit 2 (2 hours) Muscle and Fat biopsies The biopsies are a simple procedure conducted under local anaesthetic. Further Information Interested persons should contact Melissa Formosa on (03) 9076 6518 or [email protected] This research has been approved by the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee.