NOTE: This study is in the trial-phase of a 5-year study that included a formative research
phase (Phase 1 - IRB study # 07-1765 "Family-based Diabetes Self-management Training for
African American Adults"). During the first phase, eight focus groups were conducted with 68
participants and a validation study with 215 African American patients with type 2 diabetes.
The data gathered in Phase 1 informs the refinement of the intervention in this phase.
Purpose: The overall goal of this research is to evaluate, in a randomized controlled trial,
a family-based diabetes self-management intervention for overweight/obese African American
adults with type 2 diabetes (the "index participants") and a paired overweight family member
(co-participant) who does not have diabetes. The primary outcome is weight change in the