Is there a family link to developing diabetes?
People 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. Pennington Biomedical Research Center is currently looking for young adults and their brother and/or sister to participate in the EXPOSURE study to explore this link.The EXPOSURE study needs healthy siblings (brothers, sisters or brother/sister combination) who are 20-34 years old to participate in a 2-day research study to explore the link between your risk of developing diabetes and your mother’s health during pregnancy. As a participant, you will have 1 screening visit and 1 overnight stay at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
You may be eligible to participate in The EXPOSURE study if you meet the following inclusion and exclusion criteria: