Study TypeWomen's Health
Were you diagnosed with gestational diabetes within the last year?
Did you know that women who develop and do not manage gestational diabetes (GDM) are susceptible to GDM in future pregnancies? And their risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life increases by 7 times?Doctors at Pennington Biomedical Research Center want to learn how lifestyle changes can help with losing weight, lowering blood sugar levels, and improving health for women diagnosed with GDM within the last year.
About the Study
Many believe it is important for mothers with a history of GDM to adopt a healthy lifestyle program within the first year after delivering their baby to prevent their poorly controlled blood sugar levels from continuing or becoming worse after their baby is born.
In the PRIDE research study, participants will be assigned to a lifestyle program that will increase their amount of physical activity and change their diet to include foods that are lower in calories and fat. Group one is a face-to-face lifestyle program including meetings with a lifestyle coach. Group two is a telehealth lifestyle program including telephone calls with a lifestyle coach.
- Face-to-Face Lifestyle Program Group:
- You will complete a lifestyle program with weekly (for the first 6 months) and biweekly (in months 7 and 8) meetings with a lifestyle coach at Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Baton Rouge, Louisiana).
- Telehealth Lifestyle Program Group:
- You will complete 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.
- Height, weight, and blood pressure
- Body composition measurements (% body fat)
- Food diaries
- 1 screening visit
- 10 clinic visits
If you qualify during the screening process, you will be randomly assigned to one of two groups for your 8 month program:
The lifestyle program will start 4 months after your baby is born. During the program, you will be asked to visit the Pennington Biomedical Research Center monthly for a checkup.
The following measurements will be collected throughout the study:
Summary of the number of visits:
- Age: 18-45 years old
- Diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy within the last year