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diabetes study logoIs your family among the thousands affected by childhood type 2 diabetes?

As the number of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes increases, the Children & Diabetes Study at the California State University, Long Beach remains committed to understanding how children, their siblings, and parents experience and cope with diabetes. We hope that you and your family will be a part of our exciting new project!

Who Can Participate?

  • Families with at least two children, including at least one child that has type 2 diabetes and is between the ages of 8 and 18, are eligible to participate in this project.
  • Children with type 2 diabetes must also have a sibling and one parent (or guardian) willing to participate.
  • Children with type 2 diabetes who are taking medication as well as those who are not are eligible to participate.
  • Families from all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to participate.
  • Both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking families are invited to participate.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • If you agree to participate, we will contact you to arrange a time to conduct an in–home interview at your convenience.
  • Home visits can be scheduled for weekday afternoons, evenings, or weekends and last approximately 90 minutes.
  • During the home visit, children will be asked questions about their daily activities and their relationships. Separately, parents will be asked about their children’s health and their relationships with their children.
  • Parents will have the option of answering questions in Spanish or English.

What Do You Get For Participating?

  • Families will receive $100 at the completion of the in-home interview. Families who refer other families to our project will receive an additional $25 per family referred.
  • Family members will also learn more about different strategies for coping with type 2 diabetes.
  • Families will have the opportunity to participate in diabetes support groups and informational workshops on nutrition and health.

How Do You Join The Study?

If you have questions and/or want to join our research study, call the

Children & Diabetes Study Office (562.719.3399) to speak to one of our project staff.

Or, you can email us at