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Gestational Diabetes Prevention Program (GDP)


Promoting Healthy Weight Loss Before Pregnancy to Help Prevent Gestational Diabetes

Study Type
Pre-pregnancy behavioral weight loss treatment
Study Purpose
GDP is an exciting new program studying whether weight loss before pregnancy can help prevent gestational diabetes.
Study Design
Women will be assigned by chance to one of two groups: The Lifestyle Treatment Group or The Health Promotion Group.
 
The Lifestyle Treatment Group promotes healthy weight loss, eating, and exercise. This includes ongoing meetings with a counselor to discuss healthy ways to lose weight, increase your physical activity, and improve your diet before your next pregnancy. The Health Promotion Group includes two meetings with a counselor to discuss prenatal health. Both groups receive materials by mail about healthy habits in preparation for pregnancy.
Study Requirements
To be initially eligible for this study, you must be a woman who is age 18 or older, had Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) in your last pregnancy, and are planning to become pregnant again within the next 3 years. For more information on eligibility requirements, call us at 401-793-8950
Study Duration
Women will be followed up to 3 years
Study Benefits
Everyone who participates in the program will receive education on healthy weight loss, eating, and exercise in preparation for a healthy pregnancy. Also, you will receive follow-up meetings before, during, and after pregnancy to assess changes in your weight, eating, activity, and health. Participants will receive payment for completing assessment visits.
Study Contact

Call 401-793-8950 to learn more about this exciting new study and find out whether you are eligible to participate today!
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