Can routine care of Type 2 Diabetes be enhanced with a specialized lifestyle program?

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Principal Investigator
Chiara Fabris
Corey Rynders
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Official Trial Title
Treating early type 2 diabetes by reducing postprandial glucose excursions: A paradigm shift in lifestyle modification
Study Description

Adults recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes are invited to participate in a clinical study at the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology & the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The purpose of this study is to find out if a new lifestyle intervention adds benefit to diabetes care.

This lifestyle program focuses on reducing how much blood glucose goes up and stays up after eating, by choosing to eat certain foods and increasing routine physical activity. This lifestyle program is s called “Glucose Everyday Matters” (GEM). GEM focuses on using a continuous glucose monitor to learn how blood glucose changes after eating certain foods and after physical activity. CGM technology reduces the need for finger stick measurements of blood glucose.

You may be eligible for this study if:
• You are 30–80 years old
• Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for less than 2 years
• Have an A1c between 6.5 and 11
• You have received care from your primary care provider for type 2 diabetes management within the past 6 months

Below are some important details about the study:
• The study duration is 13 ½ months
• There are up to 8 visits in this study
• There are 3 visits in person at the University – at the start of the study, after 4 ½ months and after 13 ½ months. These visits will be about 2 hours in length. At these visits,
o You will have a physical examination
o Your blood will be drawn to check liver function and your hemoglobin A1c
o You will be asked to electronically complete questionnaires. Completing these questionnaires will take less than an hour.

The following study-related activities are provided free of charge.
• Blood Test
• Physical Examination
• Interviews with study team
• Questionnaires to complete
• Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring supplies will be provided at different times in the study


Up to $300

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