Community Translation of a Lifestyle Intervention to Improve Health in Diabetes

6/1/2010 to 5/31/2015
National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/ R18 DK083941

About this Project


With funding from the NIDDK (R18 DK083941), the Intervening in Diabetes for Healthy Eating, Activity, and Linkages To Healthcare (IDH) study is designed to evaluate the reach, effectiveness, costs, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a clinical-community partnership to offer intensive lifestyle intervention resources to overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes. The study includes a trial with 350 participants who receive standard clinical education & behavioral counseling offered with information about community resources. The primary outcome is change in body weight after 12 months, with secondary outcomes including changes in hemoglobin A1c, systolic blood pressure, and total and HDL-cholesterol.  IDH is being conducted by Dr. Ackermann, Ms. Anderson, Mr. Cooper, and other DGIMG staff, with the close collaboration of Kelly Hall YMCA, McGaw YMCA, Northwestern Medical Group, Erie Family Health Center, and the Near North Health System.

Principal Investigator

Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Public Health