Thank you for your interest in the SUCCEED study,
but enrollment is now full.
The UCSF Osher Center seeks overweight adults with type II diabetes for a diet and wellness study.
Are you ready to make long-term diet and lifestyle changes to see if you can better manage your diabetes and lose weight? Do you have type II diabetes? Are you overweight? The UCSF SUCCEED study may be looking for you.
In the study, you will learn about:
- Nutritional changes to help you manage your diabetes.
- Tools to help you enjoy your life and cope with stress.
- Techniques, such as meditation, to help you eat and live more mindfully.
As a participant in the SUCCEED Study, you would:
- Participate in free 15-session group-based diabetes wellness program.
- Get support in making long-term healthy lifestyle choices around diet.
- Learn the results of your lab tests for free.
- Complete several assessment visits over 12 months.
- Be compensated for study visits.
You will be randomly assigned (like a flip of a coin) to one of two diets:
- A lower carbohydrate diet: The diet emphasizes eating non-starchy vegetables, fats, and proteins. You would completely avoid starchy and sugary foods.
- A diet from the American Diabetes Association: The diet emphasizes eating high-fiber foods (such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes), low-fat diary products, fresh fish, and foods low in saturated fat.
If you participate in the study, you will participate in one of two different group programs. There will be 10-20 other study participants in the group with you. Each group will follow a different diet, but both will include making lifestyle changes aimed at helping you with your diabetes and will include some stress management techniques.
Both groups will meet on 15 evenings over about 5-6 months for about 2 hours each time. The class is set up so that for the first 12 classes, you’ll meet every week, and the last 3 classes will be spaced out a little bit more over time.
In either group, you will be asked to make dietary changes and complete about 15-30 minutes per day of home assignments. The home assignments will include monitoring your diet, meditation and other stress management techniques, as well as other activities to help support your lifestyle and dietary changes.
In addition to the classes, there are 4 required in-person assessment visits over the course of the study at baseline, 3 , 6, and 12 months. The assessments include blood draws to measure factors that may be affected by the intervention (for example blood sugar, cholesterol, etc.), body measurements (weight, height), surveys/questionnaires (some on computer), measurement of blood pressure. The study lasts for a total of about 12 months.
For more information, read the Consent Form.
You may be eligible if:
- You are at least 18 years old.
- You are overweight (BMI of 25 and above, online BMI Calculator).
- You have type II diabetes.
- You do not use insulin.
- Your HbA1c > 6%.
To see if you may be eligible, please fill out this online survey.
If you prefer to do the screening survey over the phone, please call 415-514-8476.