Preventing Diabetes in Latino Youth

Sponsored by Arizona State University

Phase Quota
Phase 0

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are critical public health issues in youth. This study will test the effects and estimate the cost-effectiveness of a culturally-grounded community-based lifestyle intervention on type 2 diabetes risk among obese Latino adolescents with prediabetes.

Study Start Date: January 2016

Estimated Completion Date: December 2021

Specialties: Endocrinology: Diabetes Family Medicine: Endocrinology,Preventive/Nutrition Internal Medicine: Endocrinology Nurse Practitioner: Community Health,Preventive Medicine Nursing: Community Health,Endocrinology


  • Behavioral: Intensive Lifestyle Intervention
  • Other: Usual Care Control

Inclusion criteria

  • Latino: self-report
  • Age: 12-16
  • Obese: BMI percentile ≥95th percentile for age and gender or BMI ≥30 kg/m22
  • Prediabetic: fasting glucose ≥100 and/or 2-hour post-OGTT glucose ≥120 mg/dl

Exclusion criteria

  • Taking medication(s) or diagnosed with a condition that influences carbohydrate metabolism, PA, and/or cognition
  • Type 2 diabetes: Fasting glucose ≥126 mg/dl or 2-hour glucose ≥200 mg/dl
  • Recent Hospitalization (previous 2 months)
  • Currently enrolled in (or within previous 6 months) a formal weight loss program
  • Diagnosed depression or other condition that may impact QoL

Study Locations And Contact Information

  • Arizona State University, Phoenix Arizona
    Contact: Allison Williams MSW 602-496-0147

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