Community Approach to Reduce the Risks of Diabetes After Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Objective: The current study examined the effectiveness of a culturally-appropriate adaptation of the diabetes prevention program (DPP) curriculum in reducing type 2 diabetes risk in Latinas with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).
Research Design and Methods: Seventy-six Latinas aged 18-45 years with GDM in the past 3 years participated in an 8-week group-based, peer-educator led lifestyle intervention based on the DPP, with adaptations appropriate to Latino culture and recent mothers. Clinical and self-report indicators were assessed at baseline, post-intervention (month-3), and follow-up (month-6).
Hypothesis-The modified culturally tailored DPP will improve risk factors associated with the development of type 2 DM.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Dulce Mothers: A Community Approach to Reduce the Risks of Developing Diabetes After Gestational Diabetes|
- HbA1c [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- weight [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- lipids [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- blood pressure [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- composition of dietary intake at all time points [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- hours of physical activity per week at all time points [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
12 once weekly Lifestyle training program
Behavioral: Dulce Mother lifestyle training program
12 once weekly culturally tailored lifestyle management sessions
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01613937
|Principal Investigator:||Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD||Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute|