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UA: ‘Take Charge Diabetes Mellitus’ study seeks research volunteers

A finger stick helps patients with diabetes take control of their blood sugar levels. |National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) from Bethesda, MD, USA

TUCSON – Researchers at the University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine are recruiting adults with Type 2 diabetes to participate in a study involving diabetes management and blood sugar control.

According to the UA, participants in the study “Take Charge Diabetes Mellitus,” will pilot test an evidence-based weight-control program called “Hunger Training.”

Hunger Training teaches people to eat according to their blood sugar levels, which will be facilitated by the use of continuous glucose monitors (CGM).

The university says that an earlier study “showed promising effects on blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.”

Participants will wear a continuous glucose monitor, record blood glucose values and document their fasting and eating times.

The study is free and will last about one month. Participants need to be current patients of Banner – University Medicine, in Tucson. Banner Health is the clinical partner of the University of Arizona and its two medical schools, the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix.

You may qualify for the study if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • Your doctor has told you that you have Type 2 diabetes
  • You are overweight
  • You speak, read and understand English
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding

The research study is led by Susan Schembre, PhD, RD, associate professor, UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, and a team of physicians from Banner – University Medicine.

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