PRIDE Study

 

Study Type
Women's Health
Study Purpose
The purpose of this study is to test how an 8 month long lifestyle program designed to cause weight loss may improve how your body regulates blood sugar levels.
About the Study

Were you diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy in the last year?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study being conducted at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. This study will help you to increase your amount of physical activity and to change your diet to eat foods that are lower in calories and lower in fat. This study will determine how a lifestyle change can help with weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and improve health.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 Screening visit
  • 10 Clinic visits

Study procedures:

  • Whole body scan and body composition
  • Exercise training
  • Height, weight, BMI, vitals

Eligible participants will be assigned randomly to one of two groups:

  • Face-to-Face Lifestyle Program Group: you will learn the lifestyle program during weekly (for the first 6 months) and biweekly (in months 7 and 8) meetings with a lifestyle coach at Pennington
  • Telehealth Lifestyle Program Group: you will learn the lifestyle program during weekly (for the first 6 months) and biweekly (in months 7 and 8) telephone calls with a lifestyle coach. These phone calls will last about 15 to 60 minutes.

Both groups will follow a lifestyle program aimed to help participants lose weight for 8 months. The lifestyle program will start 4 months after the birth of your baby. All study related procedures will be provided at no cost to participants.

Study Qualifications
  • Age: 18-45 years old
  • Female
  • Diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy within the last year
Study Duration
9 months
Compensation
Earn up to $70 in gift cards for participation.
Study Contact
If you are interested in volunteering for the PRIDE Study, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000 or email clinicaltrials@pbrc.edu

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.



Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.

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