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The Study

An innovative diabetes study to understand how the social environment during early adulthood (20-50 years old) may underlie diabetes progression in Hawaii's diverse populations. Participants receive $100 upon completing the questionnaire and health metrics.


What are we doing?

We are recruiting participants 20-50 years old from all around Hawaii. You may or may not have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Participants who sign up for the study will receive $100 after completing a questionnaire and health metrics at our locations. The health metrics include a 5-minute diabetes test, height, weight, blood pressure, a small amount of blood (30ml or about 3 table spoons). In addition, participants complete a gut microbiome composition at their home.


Our Mission

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. It’s been a challenge getting this through, but we’re so excited about it, and looking forward to starting the study. 
We will be recruiting individuals between the ages of 20 and 50 for this study. Over the next several years, we will collect health data from healthy, pre-diabetic, and diabetic participants.

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How you can participate?

To be eligible for the study, you need to meet the following:

  1. Age: 18-50.

  2. Must have resided in Hawai'i for at least 10 years.

  3. 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. Please attend our recruitment event at the scheduled time at LCC Waianae Moku or UH Manoa life science building to complete the health metrics. Return the stool kit to our lab and you will get a $100 gift card by email or mail.

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