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You Have the Power to Change Your Health…We’re Here to Help

 

Thank you for your interest in the Impact Diabetes Prevention Study!  We know that making lasting changes to our health can be challenging, especially when we try to go it alone.  As an NIH-funded study offered to OSU employees, this free program is designed to promote weight loss and lower the risk for adult-onset diabetes in individuals with pre-diabetes, who have not yet been diagnosed with diabetes. Given the importance of good health during recent times, we are here to support your efforts. View our welcome video from the Principle Investigator of the study, Dr. Carla Miller below.

 Welcome video from the study Principal Investigator, Dr. Carla Miller

How are we doing this?  Support is offered via an online group lifestyle-coaching format.  Over the course of a year, you will attend 25 sessions where you will receive great tips and tools to help you choose more healthy foods, become more physically active, reduce stress, and lose weight in a supportive, non-judgmental setting.  We will help you discover how to identify and implement your health goals in a way that works best for you and can be sustained long-term.  To help us evaluate the program, we will ask you to provide important feedback through questionnaires and lab tests at 3 different time-points.

To learn what it is like to be a group participant, view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention video entitled “A Change for Life.”

You may be eligible for this study if you are:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • An OSU employee who is eligible for OSU Health Plan benefits (whether you are enrolled in a plan or not)
  • Overweight
  • A member of a family with a history of diabetes
  • At risk for diabetes based on your glucose level (pre-diabetes)

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about the study and help determine eligibility.  Let us support you in reaching your health goals, every step of the way!

Call 614-292-4772 or Email: diabetesimpactstudy@osu.edu