Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

About the Study

Is there a family link to developing diabetes?

There is evidence that those individuals who have family members with diabetes have a higher risk of developing the disease in the future compared to people without a family history. One possible link to this greater risk is the mothers’ health during pregnancy. This research study is looking for young adults and their brother and/or sister to explore this link.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 Screening visit
  • 1 Overnight visit, approximately 32 hours

Study procedures:

  • Metabolic chamber
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
  • DXA scan

All study-related materials and procedures will be done at no cost to participants.

Study Qualifications

  • Age: 18-34 years old
  • Weight: BMI (18-35) calculate your BMI
  • Have a sibling (a brother or sister from same mother and father) willing and eligible to participate
  • Mother must have had diabetes with the youngest sibling, but not the oldest

Study Duration

2 days


Earn up to $300 for participation.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for the EXPOSURE study, visit the study website at www.pbrc.edu/EXPOSURE.


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