Welcome to the TEAM Study Website!
The “Level and timing of diabetic hyperglycemia in utero: the Transgenerational Effect on Adult Morbidity” study (or, more simply, the TEAM study) will provide data for us to learn more about how a mother’s health while pregnant may influence the health of her children as they reach adulthood. The study was awarded a 5-year grant from the NIH in September 2017 and is scheduled to run through August 2022. Please feel free to explore this website to learn more about our study, the study team members, and news related to the TEAM study.
This TEAM study idea comes from an integral study that took place between 1978 and 1995, the Diabetes in Pregnancy Program. Nearly 500 women who were diagnosed with diabetes were followed very closely throughout their pregnancy during these seventeen years. Data was collected about their diabetes control during pregnancy. In the late 2000s, a follow-up study was completed with several children and their mothers from the original study. At this time, data regarding their heart functioning, metabolic, and other health-related measures was collected from the mothers and their children. Findings from this study serve as preliminary data for the current TEAM study.
Through the TEAM study, we will gather information about the health of these previously studied women to try to determine if there is a connection between the mother’s data and health while pregnant and any ultimate health risks for the children as they get older. If your mother was followed in the Diabetes in Pregnancy Program between 1978 and 1995 while she was pregnant with you, then you may be eligible to participate in the TEAM study.
If you have any questions or comments, you can find our contact information on the “Contact Us” page.
Our goal is to enroll and complete a study visit with at least 250 people eligible for the study.
After we complete all of the study visits, we hope to use the information gathered to learn more about the connection between diabetes in pregnancy and the long-term effects it has on children. The information from this study will be made available to be used by health care providers to identify and intervene, thus, help improve the health status of the children of women with diabetes, who may be at an increased risk for obesity, diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease.