A Study to Evaluate the Impact of Nutrition Education and Access to Nutritious Foods on Diabetes Control


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether or not a 6 month supply (1 meal//day) of healthy food choices readily available in the patient's home and self management training including understanding of how foods impact diabetes, improved food choices and how to prepare those foods, improve glucose control.  In addition, it will evaluate whether or not there will be lasting behavior change modification after the program.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Program invitations will be extended to candidates with A1c of greater than 8.0%. Invitations will be extended (from highest to lowest A1c) until the needed number of participants are enrolled.

  • Alternates will be actively enrolled in the study in order of highest A1c.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participant (or designee) is unable to pick up food box at Springfield location.

  • Participant is unable to utilize foods provided due to living situation; i.e. assisted living or nursing home.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Mankato, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Linda Carruthers, RDN, LD

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Contact information:

Lynette Leduc RDN, LD



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