Joslin’s RED Study Offers Diabetes Education Classes
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
The Reinforcing Education on Diabetes (RED) study is looking at different diabetes self-management education programs to see which programs are more helpful. Joslin researchers are now recruiting patients in the Boston area who have type 2 diabetes, are between the ages of 18 and 75, have received diabetes education in the past, have an HbA1C equal to or greater than 7.0% and have no major complications.
Participants in the study will receive education from a Joslin diabetes educator at no cost, lab tests to determine blood glucose control, compensation for study visits, and three hours of parking for each study-related visit. In addition to the classes, participants will come to Joslin four to five times over the course of a year to meet with study staff and assess their progress in diabetes management.
“Many people who are struggling to get their blood glucose levels under control need an organized structure and frequent contact with providers to support them in their efforts,” notes Katie Weinger, Ed.D., R.N., the Joslin investigator who is leading the RED study.
The study will examine the effectiveness of two programs designed to help such patients. Both programs address learning how to better your health by managing your diabetes and other medical conditions that may accompany it.
The research is funded by the American Diabetes Association. For more information, please contact the RED study coordinators, Brittney Hultgren at Brittney.Hultgren@joslin.harvard.edu or 617-732-2403 or Kelly Brooks at Kelly.Brooks@joslin.harvard.edu or 617-732-2699 x4449.
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