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Cooking Classes for Chinese Canadian Patients Living With Diabetes (CCDS)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02666924
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 28, 2016
Last Update Posted : April 25, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David E. Harris, MD, Vancouver General Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study aims to determine whether providing language and culturally appropriate cooking classes to Chinese Canadian individuals with diabetes will help to improve their diabetes control, knowledge and self care activities. The control group will receive current standard care of two diabetes education classes led by the dietitian and nurse. The intervention group will receive standard care and a series of four interactive cooking classes led by a dietitian, nurse and chef. We will compare the results of blood work, knowledge and self care questionnaires between the two groups to determine whether there are any benefits to attending these cooking classes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Dietary Supplement: Chinese-canadian specific cooking classes Other: Diabetes educational classes Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This is a study attempting to investigate whether a cooking class intervention will lead to improved glycemic control in Chinese-Canadian people in the community of Richmond, British Columbia. By providing culturally appropriate cooking classes, tailored to Chinese foods, culture and population, we will be able to address specific challenges that affect ethnic Chinese patients with diabetes living in Canada. This innovative program would serve to meet a need that is currently unmet in the community, by providing a hands-on opportunity for participants to try different foods, learn various culturally appropriate recipes, prepare meals together and learn how the foods being eaten affects blood glucose. These classes would also serve as an avenue to reinforce various diabetes self-management activities - including self-monitoring of blood glucose and the effects of physical activity. Also, participants may benefit from peer support and the sharing of experiences and advice with each other. Through this research study, we hope to demonstrate improved diabetes knowledge, self-care management and glycemic control for patients who attend the cooking classes.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 81 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: The Effects of Attending Language and Culturally Appropriate Cooking Classes on Glycemic Control, Diabetes Knowledge and Self-management in Chinese-Canadian Patients Living With Diabetes Mellitus Type Two: A Pilot Study
Actual Study Start Date : October 31, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 31, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : December 31, 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Cooking class
The addition of diabetes cooking educational classes to standard diabetes education classes. Cooking classes are a series of four, four-hour sessions. These cooking classes will be led by a registered dietitian, a registered nurse and a chinese chef. Conducted in Mandarin or Cantonese. The cooking education focus is culturally specific teaching for Chinese-Canadian persons living with diabetes.
Dietary Supplement: Chinese-canadian specific cooking classes
Series of four, four-hour cooking classes, occurring monthly for four months. Each of the cooking classes in the series will have diabetes self-management learning objectives: food choices, meal planning and preparation, portion control, self-monitoring of blood glucose levels and physical activity.

Active Comparator: Control
Type 2 diabetes educational classes, consisting of two sessions, one week apart, four-hour classes. These classes are taught by a registered dietitian and nurse, in Mandarin or Cantonese.
Other: Diabetes educational classes
Series of two, four-hour diabetes education classes, occurring weekly for two weeks. Each class is run by a registered dietitian and nurse, trained as clinical diabetes educators, as per standards of the canadian diabetes association. Classes include focused teaching of the background of diabetes, dietary recommendations for diabetes, lifestyle recommendations for diabetes, medications for diabetes, and general standard of living recommended for diabetes mellitus type 2.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Glycemic control [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Change in Hemoglobin A1C

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fasting lipid profile [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Change in fasting lipid profile

  2. Renal function [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Change in Glomerular filtration rate

  3. Albuminuria screen [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Change in urinary Albumin to Creatinine ratio

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Diabetes self care activities [ Time Frame: 3 months post intervention ]
    Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Measure (SDSCA) model

  2. Diabetes self knowledge assessment [ Time Frame: 3 months post intervention ]
    Michigan Diabetes Knowledge Test

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Enrolled in Type 2 Diabetes Education class in Mandarin or Cantonese at the Richmond Hospital Diabetes Education Centre.
  2. Ability to understand and participate in all scheduled diabetes education classes and/or cooking classes;
  3. Ability to complete the study questionnaires and standard of care glycemic bloodwork
  4. Prior diagnosis of diabetes mellitus type 2
  5. Persons who identify as chinese-canadian

Exclusion Criteria for this study includes:

  1. Inability to provide informed consent;
  2. Planned changes to diabetes medications during the study period, for example insulin titrations or oral medication adjustments;
  3. Currently enrolled in another study involving interventions related to diabetes care and management

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02666924

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Canada, British Columbia
Richmond Diabetes Education Center
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, V6X 1A2
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vancouver General Hospital
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Study Director: Graydon S Meneilly, MD, FRCPC UBC, Vancouver Coastal Health

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Responsible Party: David E. Harris, MD, MD, FRCPC, Vancouver General Hospital Identifier: NCT02666924     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VCH RGH CCDS 1.1
First Posted: January 28, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 25, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases