A Study of Microbiome Insulin (MILES Study)

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to better understand risk factors for type 2 diabetes. There are thought to be links between the foods one eats, the gut and microorganisms that live there, levels of the hormone insulin, and glucose, the main sugar that provides energy for the body to function. This study will be measuring these factors at three different times over three years, to better understand why some people develop type 2 diabetes.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • African American
  • Not Hispanic or Latino
  • Ages 40 - 85

Eligibility Criteria

  • Not Diagnosed With Diabetes
  • Not Using A Proton Pump Inhibitor in the Past 4 Weeks
  • Not Using Any Prescription Antacid Medications In The Past 4 Weeks
  • Not Using Antibiotics In The Past 4 Weeks
  • Further Criteria Will Be Discussed with Study Team

What is involved

  • Informed Consent Review
  • Review of Medical History
  • Physical Examinations
  • Study Visits and Consultations
  • Surveys/Questionnaires
  • Specimen Sample Collection
  • Use of Study Health Plans


Compensation is available for study participants.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Mary Kelsey Trumps
Principal Investigator
Dr. Alain Bertoni

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.