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What are the Benefits of Participating?

Past research and evidence show that monitoring and check-ins can help improve hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood pressure, and other important health outcomes.

Participating in research will increase our understanding of difficult to control diabetes and high blood pressure. Sharing your data and experiences will help to improve care for other people living with diabetes and high blood pressure. In sharing your data, you become a citizen scientist by contributing to real scientific research.

You will receive four devices (worth ~$300) that connect to your smartphone:  

  • Glucometer and 1-2 years of test strips* 
  • Blood pressure monitor
  • Body scale
  • Wrist-worn activity-tracker

[*You will receive 3 months of test strips after completing your baseline, 3-month, 6-month, and 9-month visits.] 

You will receive $75 for your baseline visit, and $50 for completing each follow-up visit ($375 total).

Check out our past work on self-monitoring here.

What About Time Commitment?

We want joining and participating in this study to be easy for you!

The time commitments include:

  • Attending an introductory visit at a Duke Health clinic in a central Durham location
  • Using monitoring devices and smartphone apps to track your blood glucose, blood pressure, weight, and daily activity (an estimated 10 minutes a day)
  • Attending scheduled visits based on your designated program
  • Attending 6 follow-up visits over 24 months

And remember, joining a research study is optional; you can opt-out at any time.

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Are You Ready to Join?

If you are interested in participating in the study, please fill out the form on the following page and a study team member will contact you to schedule a phone call.

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