Accessible and Inclusive Diabetes Telecoaching Self-Management Program
The purpose of this study is to develop and pilot test an accessible and inclusive Artificial Intelligence (AI)-assisted, individualized, family-focused lifestyle modification intervention (AI4DM) for glycemic control in people with disabilities.
- Diabete Type 2
- Disability Physical
- Eligible Ages
- Between 18 Years and 65 Years
- Eligible Genders
- Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, - Living with a permanent physical disability such as spinal cord injury (SCI), spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, stroke, etc. - Ability to converse and read in English
- Current enrollment in any diabetes-related intervention - Severe untreated depression in the past six months - Major cardiac event in the past twelve months - Uncontrolled blood pressure - Resting tachycardia - Renal failure - Severe peripheral neuropathy - Unavailability of a smartphone
- Study Type
- Intervention Model
- Parallel Assignment
- Primary Purpose
- Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
- Masking Description
- The principal investigator and biostatistician will be masked to the randomization of the participants into the two treatment groups.
AI4DM Intervention Group
- University of Alabama at Birmingham
Study ContactEric J Evans, PhD
The AI4DM study will use a two-arm randomized control trial design. Eligible and consented participants will be assigned to one of two groups: 1) AI4DM intervention group with telecoaching support, and 2) attention-control group. The active intervention period will include six months of weekly and bi-weekly telecoaching calls followed by six months of follow-up and technology access, but no telecoaching calls.