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PEDALon Study

Study Type


Study Purpose

The rate of type 2 diabetes in adolescents continues to rise. Currently, metformin is the only oral drug recommended for medical treatment for type 2 diabetes in adolescents. Metformin is not suitable for all adolescents, therefore, there is a need for more treatment options for adolescents with type 2 diabetes.

The PEDALon research study will test the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug, alogliptin, in children with type 2 diabetes.

About the Study

The drug alogliptin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment option for adults with type 2 diabetes. Pennington Biomedical is one of the research sites working to examine the drug’s effectiveness in an adolescent population (10-17 years old).

Participants currently taking metformin or insulin for their diabetes management will continue to take their prescribed medication while participating in this research study.

Study Design

Number of Visits: 

  • 1 screening visit
  • 6 scheduled study visits (with the potential of up to 12 study visits)
  • 4 telephone visits

*There may be additional visits for some participants to assist in determining study eligibility.


  • Health measures (blood pressure, height, weight, temperature, etc.)
  • History and physical exam
  • Questionnaires
  • ECG (to measure heart activity)
  • Blood and urine tests

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, participants should:

  • Be 10 to 17 years of age
  • Have a confirmed diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
  • Be willing to monitor their blood sugar levels with a home blood sugar monitor and complete study diaries

Study Duration

Once formally enrolled, participation in this study will last approximately 1 year.


Compensation of up to $500 is offered for completion of this study.

Study Contact

Parents: To see if your 10-17 year old qualifies for this research study, you or a guardian must complete the online screeening form on his or her behalf. You may also call 225-763-3000 or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.

Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.

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