UH Manoa study offers free services for people with diabetes

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Patrick Yrizarry, (808) 956-5096
Center on Disability Studies
Posted: Jun 26, 2008

The Live Healthy Work Well project through the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is now accepting new participants for their research study. The goal of the study is to find new and better ways to treat and prevent diabetes.

Diabetes is now growing at epidemic proportions, with over 72,000 people in Hawai‘i who are diagnosed with diabetes, and an additional 25,000 who are undiagnosed. Poorly controlled diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in Hawai‘i and may cause blindness, gum disease, heart disease, kidney failure and nerve damage. Native Hawaiian, Japanese, Filipino and Pacific Islander populations are particularly vulnerable.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, are between the ages of 18 and 62, live on Oahu and work a minimum of ten hours per week, you may qualify to participate in this important study. If you don‘t have diabetes but know someone who does, tell them about this exciting opportunity.

All participants in the Live Healthy Work Well project will receive monetary compensation and paid project related medical expenses. Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. Space is limited. Call 956-5096 or e-mail workwell@hawaii.edu.

For more information, visit the Live Healthy Work Well website at http://www.livehealthyworkwell.org.

For more information, visit: http://www.livehealthyworkwell.org