You Are What You Eat

Hungry to learn more about how your body responds to certain foods? The answer may lie in precision nutrition, a new field that looks into the ways food impacts how we move, feel, and function. Now, you can join an exciting study that explores this growing area.

Enrollment starts soon! Sign up now to secure your spot on the waitlist.

What’s on your plate and in your gut may hold the key to some of today’s most pressing health questions.

With your participation, our team at the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center can help understand metabolic health and diseases like Type 2 Diabetes. For example, how fast and how well your body uses sugar from an apple in your blood. The sum of what you ingest – that apple, a sandwich during lunch, and a handful of trail mix on a hike, for example – all support your metabolism. Beyond a boost of energy, they can also impact your well-being in less immediate ways. They can make a difference on your digestion, how well you sleep, and even your mental health. In fact, research shows that the trillions of organisms that live in your intestines may play a surprising role in conditions like depression and diabetes, too.

Our first step into this growing area of research is PROGRESS – the PRediction Of Glycemic RESponse Study.

What's on your plate and in your gut may hold the key to some of today's most pressing health questions.

With your participation, our team at the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center can help understand metabolic health and diseases like Type 2 Diabetes. For example, how fast and how well your body uses sugar from an apple in your blood. The sum of what you ingest – that apple, a sandwich during lunch, and a handful of trail mix on a hike, for example – all support your metabolism. Beyond a boost of energy, they can also impact your well-being in less immediate ways. They can make a difference on your digestion, how well you sleep, and even your mental health. In fact, research shows that the trillions of organisms that live in your intestines may play a surprising role in conditions like depression and diabetes, too.

Our first step into this growing area of research is PROGRESS – the PRediction Of Glycemic RESponse Study.

Advance Science

We’re looking for 1,000 participants for PROGRESS: 500 people with Type 2 Diabetes, and 500 without. If you’re enrolled, you’ll be asked to complete the following actions – all from your home:


Download and use study-approved smartphone apps


Connect your electronic health records (EHR)


Provide blood, saliva, and stool samples


Wear study-provided sensors and monitors


Track what you eat for 10 days


Earn rewards and get your data

Your data will help us better understand how different people process nutrients over time. It all supports our goal for PROGRESS: to give researchers a window into metabolic health like never before. What you share today could shape how we approach health tomorrow.

Learn About Your Health. Earn Rewards.

Learn About Your Health. Earn Rewards.

Understanding what makes your blood sugar rise and fall is a major goal of PROGRESS. But it is not always just about what you eat. We will provide you with free devices that monitor your blood sugar in real time as well as a fitness tracker to help you monitor your physical activity, sleep behaviors, and heart rate. As you complete each study activity, you’ll also have the opportunity to earn compensation for completing study related tasks.

What you discover could challenge and change how you live, and lead to findings that support better overall health. Not just for you, but for your loved ones, community, and even those you’ve never met.

“Medicine is moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach because what works as a treatment for one person may not work for someone else. The same is true for nutrition – a healthy diet and other factors like exercise, sleep, how much or how little or when we eat, can influence our overall health in different ways.”

Edward Ramos, PhD, Director, Digital Clinical Trials, Scripps Research

We Prioritize Your Trust and Privacy

We Prioritize Your Trust and Privacy

Your name and personal information are removed before researchers analyze your information.

PROGRESS is a project of Scripps Research, a leading non-profit biomedical research institution. Our scientists lead breakthrough studies that address the world’s most pressing health concerns.

Let's Make PROGRESS Toward a Healthier Tomorrow

Let’s Make PROGRESS Toward a Healthier Tomorrow
Enrollment starts soon! Sign up now to secure your spot on the waitlist.