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