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Females with type 2 diabetes sought for study at Baystate

SPRINGFIELD " Baystate Medical Center is seeking patients to participate in a study to improve their physical activity efforts by using problem-solving counseling with feedback from a continuous glucose monitor.
The Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) iPro is a quarter-sized monitor that records 72 hours of glucose levels that change with diet and physical activity. The new research study will test the effectiveness of using CGMS feedback to promote physical activity along with two different types of diabetes counseling. Women often have many competing demands on their time making it difficult to engage in regular physical activity. Their ability to start and maintain regular physical activity may depend on developing sound problem-solving skills.
We are excited to use CGMS information along with problem-solving counseling to help women learn more about managing their diabetes, Nancy Allen Ph.D, endocrinology nurse practitioner, said.
Participants in the study will receive a specialty diabetes evaluation, individualized diabetes education and reimbursement for their time. To qualify for this study, individuals must be female with type 2 diabetes, have blood glucose levels greater than 150, exercise less than two days per week and use no short-acting insulin to manage their diabetes.
For those interested in taking part in the study, or for more information, contact the Baystate Endocrinology Research Center at 794-7232.


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