An innovative diabetes study to understand how the social environment during early adulthood (18-50 years old) may underlie diabetes progression in Hawaii's diverse populations. Participants who qualify and complete the necessary steps will receive $100.
What are we doing?
We are recruiting participants 18-50 years old from all around Hawaii. You may or may not have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Participants who qualify and complete the questionnaire, health metrics, and a gut microbiome composition at home will receive $100. The health metrics include a 5-minute diabetes test, height, weight, blood pressure, a small amount of blood (30ml or about 3 table spoons), and an initial A1C test to determine your diabetic status.
In Hawaiʻi, rates of diabetes among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are 2.5 times higher than in the general population. They are also diagnosed at an average of 10 years earlier than other groups.
We need to understand what drives these disparities so we can ultimately restore health equity.
We will recruit individuals between the ages of 18 and 50 for this study. Over the next several years, we will collect health data from healthy, pre-diabetic, and diabetic participants.
How you can participate?
To be eligible for the study, you need to meet the following:
Must have resided in Hawai'i for at least 10 years.
Able and willing to be followed up within 3 years of enrollment.
Please select your appointment time and complete the survey online before your appointment date. The survey will inquire about your diabetic status, which will affect the screening process at UH Manoa and Nanakuli locations differently:
UH Manoa: Walk-ins now welcome, but note that unless you have a referral, you will undergo an initial screening based on your survey responses to determine if you qualify for a spot. If you indicate being healthy, you will not qualify.
Nanakuli: We are accepting everyone, regardless of their diabetic status, both for walk-ins and appointments, with no initial screening.
Attend our recruitment event at the scheduled time at Nanakuli Public Library or UH Manoa life science building to complete the health metrics. If you qualify and complete the health metrics and return the stool kit to our lab, you will receive a $100 gift card by email or mail.