A Diabetes Prevention Study for Young Hispanic Women in the Houston Texas Area

Official Title: Improving beta cell function in young Hispanic women with prediabetes

Purpose:

Official Title: Improving beta cell function in young Hispanic women with prediabetes

This study is a 6 month medically supervised lifestyle intervention to help those who feel they are overweight and believe they are at risk of developing prediabetes and/or diabetes. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is available at no cost to the participants. It is anticipated that participants may lose weight while participating in this study.
The purpose of this study is to see if lifestyle intervention alone, including weight loss, or in combination with a diabetes medication can improve and prevent the loss of the ability to make insulin (a hormone produced by cells in your pancreas) in young adult Hispanic women with prediabetes (a condition in which your body may have lost at least 50% of the ability to produce insulin), thus preventing the progression to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (a form of diabetes in which your body does not use insulin properly).

Eligibility criteria:

- Hispanic women ages 18-40
- Live in the Houston, TX area
- Have a family history of diabetes, may be overweight
- Do NOT have heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, or cancer.

Contact Information


Evangelina Trejo Villagomez, PhD; Patricia Casillas, LVN
346-206-8869
evangelina.villagomez@osumc.edu

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