Study of Non-Medication Management of Type 2 Diabetes


Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) as an Educational Tool and a Negative Feedback Loop to Reinforce Blood Glucose Lowering and Discourage Blood Glucose Elevating Self-Management Behaviors in Adults with T2DM

Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences

Cox Daniel, J

Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System are doing a study to find out if lifestyle changes work as well as medication in managing Type 2 Diabetes. Study involvement: Study participants will have an equal chance of being assigned to either the “Routine Care” group or the “Lifestyle” group: • Routine Care – Continue treatment with the primary care physician which will involve the use of diabetes medication. • Lifestyle – Managing diabetes, without medication, using blood glucose monitoring, appropriate foods, and changing routine activities To participate, you should: • Have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the past 12 months • Not have started any diabetes medicines yet • Be between the ages of 24 and 70 years • Have an average blood glucose (over a 3-month period (called Hemoglobin A1C) of 8.0 or higher • Be interested in making changes in your diet and physical activity, and measure your blood glucose several times a day All participants will receive: • Free study related medical evaluations valued to be worth approximately $1,500 • Free blood glucose meters and 6 months of testing supplies valued to be worth up approximately $1,000 • $100 as compensation If interested or if you have any questions about participation, please call: 434-243-6520 OR email: UVA IRB #16293


Diabetes Type 2
Lifestyle Modification




Anne Diamond