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Genetic Counseling and Lifestyle Change for Diabetes Prevention

2014-08-27 03:17:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will examine the impact diabetes genetic counseling on patient motivation and disease prevention behaviors among subjects with pre-diabetes. Intervention subjects will be provided with their individual diabetes genotype risk score derived from aggregating the combined results of 37 diabetes risk-associated genetic loci. Controls will not be tested. All subjects will be enrolled in a 12-week diabetes prevention program.

Description

This study will examine the impact diabetes genetic counseling on patient motivation and disease prevention behaviors among subjects with pre-diabetes. We will randomize subjects with pre-diabetes to genetic testing vs. no genetic testing in order to obtain an unconfounded test of the hypothesis that genetic testing will change patient behavior. Intervention subjects will be provided with their individual diabetes genotype risk score derived from aggregating the combined results of 37 diabetes risk-associated genetic loci. Because patients can receive either "Higher risk" or "Lower risk" genetic test results, we will separately examine the impact of "Higher risk" and "Lower risk" test results compared to untested controls. All subjects will be enrolled in a 12-week diabetes prevention program.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Pre-diabetes

Intervention

Diabetes Genetic Counseling, No genetic counseling

Location

Massachusetts General Hospital Practice Based Research Network
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02114

Status

Recruiting

Source

Massachusetts General Hospital

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:12-0400

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Counseling during which a professional plays an active role in a client's or patient's decision making by offering advice, guidance, and/or recommendations.

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