Internet Diabetes Self-Management

Trial ID or NCT#

NCT00372463

Status

not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING

Purpose

Diabetes is a growing health problem causing personal suffering, comorbid conditions, premature death, and high costs to the individual, the health care system and society. Many of these problems can be prevented or delayed by controlling the disease. This in turn requires daily self-management by patients. We will evaluate an Internet based small group Diabetes Self-Management Program. This program will be adapted from the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Online, already developed and currently being evaluated by the investigators. Participants with type 2 diabetes will be randomized to participate in the Internet Program or serve as controls continuing with usual care. Treatment subjects will participate in a structured 6 week interactive web-based online class with 20-24 other participants and 2 trained peer moderators. If successful, this project will result in a new and effective means of reaching the CDC objective and more importantly in improving the quality of life and health status of people with diabetes while reducing health care utilization and thus costs.

Official Title

Internet Diabetes Self-Management: A Randomized Trial

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Type 2 diabetes - Live in the United States - Access to internet and an email account
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Under 18 years of age - Pregnant - Treatment for cancer in past 12 months - Have taken any Stanford self-management program previously

Investigator(s)

Kate Lorig

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Contact

Diana Laurent
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