FIT4ALL is a community-based program from UMKC School of Medicine that aims to reduce diabetes risk with African American adults who are living with pre-diabetes. This is a 12-month diabetes clinical trial that provides diabetes prevention information, lifestyle tips, and tools on healthy eating, promoting exercise, and achieving a healthier weight.
What is pre-diabetes?
Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
You qualify for this diabetes clinical study if you are:
☐ ≥18 years old
☐ African American
☐ Overweight (BMI of ≥25)
☐ Have NOT been diagnosed with diabetes
☐ NOT pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant in the next year
And you must meet ONE of the following:
☐ Diagnosed with pre-diabetes, or
☐ Previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes, or
☐ Have high risk result on Prediabetes Risk Test
What are the benefits of participating in a clinical trial?
☐ FREE diabetes prevention classes
☐ Blood work at no cost to you
☐ Receive support from a health coach
☐ Bond with others sharing the same goal
Tell me about the classes
☐ 22 evening classes over one year: 1 class every week for the first 6 months and 1-2 classes monthly for the last 6 months
☐ Classes are led by a certified diabetes prevention coach from the urban Kansas City community
☐ Classes are held in multiple locations in Kansas City, MO including: fitness facilities, community-based organizations, churches
☐ The class locations will be easy to access, have ample free parking, and are on bus line
How to join the FIT4ALL diabetes clinical trial?
Contact us by email FIT4ALL@uhkc.org or call Justin at 816.404.8187.