Using a Geographically Targeted and Mixed Methods Approach to Improve Glycemic Control among Black Men Identified as Having Previously Undiagnosed Diabetes and Prediabetes

Brief description of study

Poor sugar control, high rates of diabetes-related hospital use, and a high prevalence of microvascular diabetic complications all have shown to cluster in the same neighborhoods, most of which are predominantly Black. To address these overlapping problems of high diabetes burden, we currently work in community-based settings, specifically barbershops, in these neighborhoods to identify high-risk health behaviors among barbershop clients with known diabetes. This proposed study expands on our current work and seeks to identify Black barbers with undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes using point-of-care HbA1c testing, perform qualitative interviews to identify health behaviors that may explain poor sugar control, and develop a workplace-based food intervention to promote primary prevention and test its effect on sugar control in these individuals.

Clinical Study Identifier: s18-00826 Identifier: NCT03708380

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