Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Lifestyle Intervention for Treatment of Diabetes (LIFT)


What we are studying

We hope to learn the benefits and risks of a group-based weight loss and physical activity program led by a community health worker (CHW) under the supervision of a professional for adults with diabetes, compared to a program led by study staff and focused on improving diabetes control. Both programs will have group meetings and individual sessions. However, the place of delivery, the number of times you meet, and the content of the programs will differ. 

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 21+

Eligibility Criteria

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Diagnosed type 2 diabetes
  • Overweight or obese

What is involved

  • 2 screening visits
  • 1 baseline and randomization visit
  • Weekly group meetings or group contact
  • Follow up visits


You will be paid $25.00 each for the first screening visit, the baseline visit and year 1 and year 2 assessment visits. This will total $100 over the 2 year time. If you withdraw for any reason from the study before completion you will be paid $25 for each complete visit. 

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Linda Bollhalter
Phone:  336-713-1411

Click the link below if you would like to participante

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