Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

Study Purpose

The DYNAMMO A research study aims to understand what causes pre-diabetes, with the goal of discovering new options to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes.

About the Study

Once enrolled, participants will complete a 1-week weight maintenance period to keep their current eating habits stable and will be asked not to begin any new exercise programs.  During the last 3 days of this period, participants will be admitted to the Pennington Biomedical Inpatient Unit for study procedures.

Study Design

Number of Visits: 

  • 2 screening visits
  • 2 study visits, including 2 overnight stays


  • Medical history
  • Height and weight
  • Vital signs (pulse and blood pressure)
  • EKG
  • Questionnaires
  • Urine Pregnancy Test (women of child bearing potential)
  • Blood draws
  • Exercise Tests
  • Insulin Sensitivity Test
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • DXA Scan (to measure bone, muscle and body fat)
  • Muscle Biopsies
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, participants should:

  • Be between 18 to 45 years old
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or below calculate your BMI
  • Not be a smoker

* You may not qualify for this study based on other eligibility criteria not listed. The study coordinator will go over this information in detail.

Study Duration

Participation in this research study will last up to 12 weeks.


Compensation of up to $300 is offered for the completion of this study.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for this research study, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email clinicaltrials@pbrc.edu.

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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