Join Our Asthma & Insulin Resistance Research Study

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are partnering with individuals who have asthma to investigate the relationship between insulin resistance and other metabolic conditions with asthma.

Fast Facts

Diagnosed With Asthma

Overweight or obese

18 Years and Older

Testing for metabolic, kidney, lung, and liver function

Compensation Provided

Conducted in Houston, TX

Study Background

The purpose of this research study is to explore the relationship between asthma and insulin resistance. Our researchers hypothesize that elevated insulin levels, particularly in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, may be associated with higher rates of asthma episodes.

Participation involves an in-person study visit and a telephone call 3 months afterwards. Participants will receive compensation for completing all components of the study. 

Your participation may help researchers improve treatment approaches for asthma in the future. Further research today and join our study!

Additional Information

The purpose of this study is to learn more about how insulin resistance may be a factor in asthma attacks. 

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • 18+ years old
  • Overweight or obese
  • Diagnosed with asthma
  • No other chronic lung disease
  • No diagnosis of kidney or liver disease
  • Not taking insulin or more than 1 diabetes medication

Participation in this study involves an initial visit and a three-month follow-up phone call. At the initial visit, participants will answer questionnaires related to their health and asthma control, submit blood for measurement of metabolic parameters, and undergo physiologic measurement of their lung function. At the three-month follow-up phone call, participants will answer questionnaires related to their asthma control.

Participants who complete all parts of the study will receive up to $100 in compensation.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.