Call for Participants for Diabetes Prevention Study

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Call for Participants for Diabetes Prevention Study

Department of Psychology
January 8, 2018

Description: Are you prediabetic? Is your spouse or partner prediabetic? This research, run by researchers in the University of Arizona’s Department of Psychology, is designed to help you and/or your partner prevent diabetes.

Am I eligible? If you are married or in a long-term relationship and your doctor has told you or your partner that you meet the formal criteria for prediabetes (A1C levels between 5.7% and 6.4%), you may be eligible for this study.

What does my participation involve? If you enroll in our research study, you will be offered free health behavior coaching (to increase physical activity and improve diet). In addition, this program involves weekly consultations with you as a couple. In these consultations, our program focuses on helping you use the power of your relationship to start making healthy lifestyle changes. During these sessions, we’ll interview you about your experiences, ask you to fill out some questionnaires, and also measure your physical activity levels. All parts of the study are provided free of charge.

Why would I participate? This program is one way to help you prevent diabetes, which is a serve health problem. We pay you for your time and participation in addition to offering you the coaching and consultation services for free. Your involvement will contribute to research aimed at helping others prevent diabetes.

I might be interested, but want to find out more. What should I do? Call or email us any time. We’re happy to tell you more about our study and schedule an appointment to see if you’re eligible for this project. For more information, call Atina Manvelian at (520) 314-7512 or email David Sbarra (

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at the University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

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