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IN-CHARGE

Official Title

A Randomized Trial of Diabetes Intervention in the Community to Help Achieve Reduced Glucose Elevation: Diabetes IN-CHARGE

Status

Completed

Overview

To test whether providing personalized diabetes self-management recommendations and feedback improves blood sugar control more than providing generalized diabetes educational material alone.

Study Design

Randomized, Efficacy Study, Parallel Assignment, Open Label

Primary Endpoint

Primary Outcome Measures:
-A1c

Secondary Outcome Measures:
-diabetes-related self-care behaviours, drug use, clinical outcomes
-diabetes-specific quality of life
-incremental cost/quality-adjusted life-year [QALY]

Number of Patients

500

Number of Sites

1

Number of Countries

1

Study Period

2005–2009

Principal Investigator

Hertzel Gerstein

Program Manager

Jackie Bosch

Key Publications

  • Sherifali D, Greb J, Amirthavasar G, Gerstein H, Gerstein S. A community-based approach for the self-management of diabetes: The Diabetes Hamilton support programme and registry. Eur Diabetes Nursing 2011;8:54-9.
  • Sherifali D, Greb JL, Amirthavasar G, et al. Effect of Computer-Generated Tailored Feedback on Glycemic Control in People With Diabetes in the Community: A randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care 2011;34:1794-8.