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Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program

October 28, 2019

Overview

Latinos have an alarmingly high rate of developing diabetes as the largest United States minority group. This is why the Emory Latino Diabetes Education Program (ELDEP) is hosting a study that promotes diabetes education to the Latino population in Atlanta, Georgia. The study has been ongoing since 2005. They are currently recruiting as of October 31, 2018.

 

Study Information

The study begins with a 2.5 hour education class for participants following a curriculum from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Current participants are asked to complete a questionnaire and will have data from measurements compared to past participants, including:

  • A1C
  • Blood pressure
  • Weight
  • BMI
  • Waist Circumference

 

Inclusion Criteria

  • All sexes, ages 18 and older
  • Currently diagnosed with diabetes
  • Ability to speak Spanish

 

Exclusion Criteria

  • Anyone under the age of 18

 

Location

The study is being held at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, 30303. If you have any questions feel free to contact Ina Flores, MS, RD, CDE, LD, at 404-251-8976 or at ina.flores@emory.edu.

 

Sponsors/Collaborators

This clinical trial is sponsored by Emory University and collaborated by:

  • Sanofi
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Takeda
  • Novo Nordisk A/S

The Principal Investigators is Guillermo Umperiz, MD, and the Study Director is Ina Flores, MS, RD, CDE, LD, both of Emory University.

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