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.


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You may be eligible to participate if you meet the following criteria:

  • 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

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



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.