Why are we doing this research?
Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study, sometimes known as
a clinical trial or clinical study, to learn more about whether girls and young
women with Turner syndrome are more at risk to develop diabetes than girls and
young women without Turner syndrome.
Who can participate?
Girls and young women 6 to 22 years old who have been diagnosed with
Turner syndrome may be eligible to participate.
What will happen in the study?
This study involves 1 visit to Cincinnati Children’s that will last 2 to
- Have her height, weight and
blood pressure measurements taken
- Answer questions about her
- Have a physical exam
- Have an IV for blood draws
- Have an oral glucose
Parents interested in having their child participate will be given a
consent form that thoroughly explains all of the details of the study. A member
of the study staff will review the consent form with you and will be sure that
all of your questions are answered.
What are the good things that can happen from this research?
Being in this research study may not help your child directly. However, your child will receive a physical
exam and lab work at no charge. The labs
include cholesterol levels, liver function tests, insulin levels, and blood
sugars. In addition, the results of the research study may help us to determine
a better screening tool for diabetes in patients with Turner syndrome.
What are the bad things that can happen from this research?
Possible risks and discomforts will be discussed with parents or
guardians interested in learning more about the study.
Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?
may receive up to $100 for their time and effort.