Diabetes Prevention Program in Rural Kansas

Research Study in Rural Kansas

The University of Kansas - Energy Balance Lab (EBL), the University of Kansas Medical Center in conjunction with Kansas State Research and Extension are conducting a research study in rural Kansas.

We are looking for rural-living adults (aged 18 and older) who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes to participate in a virtual delivery of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a structured lifestyle change program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a comprehensive, year-long program designed to reduce participants’ risk of developing diabetes through modest weight loss and increased physical activity. Sessions are led by a certified lifestyle coach using CDC-approved curriculum either through Zoom or through HALT DPP, an online app.

Key Study Details:

  • Participants: Adults aged 18 and older who have been diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • Objective: This study aims to increase exercise levels and promote healthy eating among participants.
  • Location: We will be recruiting residents from rural counties (population <65,000) throughout Kansas.
  • Program Structure: Individuals will engage in 20 interactive sessions during the initial 6 months, followed by monthly sessions for the subsequent 6 months.
  • Cost: There is no cost associated with participating in this program.

Need More Information?

If you have any additional questions, please contact our study team via email at radks@kumc.edu or via phone at 785-764-3770.