Last updated on May 2018

United for Health: Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in Latino Teens


Brief description of study

This study pilots the feasibility and acceptability of a family-based lifestyle intervention for decreasing diabetes risk called "Salud sin Barreras" (meaning, "Health without Barriers") delivered in the community to Latino teens at risk for type 2 diabetes. This program combines traditional lifestyle intervention to change eating and physical activity with learning mindfulness-based stress reduction tools. We also are exploring how Salud sin Barreras lowers stress and improves insulin resistance in Latino teens, as compared to lifestyle-only intervention, the "La Vida Saludable" (meaning, the Healthy Living Program; HeLP).

Detailed Study Description

This study is a comparative effectiveness pilot trial to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a 12-session community-delivered, family-based type 2 diabetes preventative lifestyle intervention, delivered over 6 weeks, that includes mindfulness-based stress reduction training - "Salud sin Barreras" (meaning, "Health without Barriers") - in up to 50 Hispanic/Latino adolescents who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. We also will estimate the effectiveness of Salud sin Barreras for lowering perceived stress and improving insulin resistance as compared to a time-matched lifestyle-only intervention, the "La Vida Saludable" (meaning, the Healthy Living Program; HeLP) in Hispanic/Latino adolescents at-risk for type 2 diabetes. In addition, we will estimate the impact of the Salud sin Barreras program, relative to HeLP, on the secondary outcomes of mindfulness, depressive symptoms, disinhibited eating behavior, sleep quality, physical activity, cortisol, and perceived impact of discrimination.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03527641

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Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO United States
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Salud Family Health Center

Fort Collins, CO United States
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Recruitment Status: Open


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