Tuesday, October 2, 2018
2:40 pm – 3:40 pm
Researchers found the use of a diabetes management program alone improved blood glucose control for people with T2D with a decrease in mean estimated HbA1c (eA1c) from 8.5% to 7.5% (p=0.01). Additionally, for this investigation, researchers examined if high intensity lifestyle coaching could help people with T2D who had hit a plateau on their way toward their health goals. Researchers divided the study participants into three groups, and evaluated glucose, eA1c, and weight. The group receiving the most intensive coaching experienced the greatest weight loss and eA1c reduction which suggests that periods of intensive coaching when people get stuck can be empowering and helpful.