November 23, 2010

Volunteers Needed for Type 2 Diabetes Study

CHIP is a comprehensive, educationally intensive lifestyle intervention program with more than 40,000 graduates. Clinical results have been published in seven peer reviewed journals.

Step 1 – Do I Qualify?

Ask yourself these questions: 

  • Do I have type 2 diabetes?
  • Am I between the ages of 30 and 65 ?
  • Have I been an employee/dependent at Vanderbilt and received health coverage on Vanderbilt’s health plan for at least 24 months?

Step 2 – What are the Requirements?

You may be asked to participate in certain learning experiences in order to potentially lose weight, increase exercise, feel better, decrease your risk for complications from diabetes, improve your overall health and reduce your health care costs.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I willing to participate in on-campus group evening classes (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) on health topics and strategies to decrease my risk for additional disease and increase the control I have over my diabetes?
  • Am I willing to provide blood draws that would test my blood for markers of health, such as glucose (sugar) and cholesterol?
  • Am I willing to receive telephone calls from a health coach?

Compensation will be provided at designated intervals of study completion in the form of two $25 grocery store gift cards.

If you answered “Yes” to those questions above, you may be eligible to enroll in the CHIP research study. To learn more, please contact the CHIP study coordinator, Brooke Babington, at 343-7302 or by e-mail at