University of South Florida (USF) study outline
While most people experience some level of stress in their daily lives, people who are living with diabetes are more likely to have stress than people without diabetes. In addition, people with diabetes who are stressed often have higher glucose levels and trouble sticking to their diabetes management plans. Numerous research studies have demonstrated that taking steps to manage your stress can lead to you feeling better mentally and physically. Relieving stress and improving mood has been shown to help people take control of their diabetes and reduce their A1c.
As part of the Diabetes Stress Relief study, researchers the University of South Florida (USF) are offering adults with type 2 diabetes a FREE online program that will teach ways to manage stress and improve mood. The program is conducted entirely online through an interactive website that uses graphics, animations, audio, and video to explain techniques that will help you set goals, solve problems, manage time, change the way you think, and relax. The Stress and Mood Management Program teaches you a variety of skills so that you can decide which work best for you. Because it is an internet-based program, it is convenient and flexible so it easily fits into your hectic life and busy schedule. You can sign on and participate whenever is best for you, from wherever you are. There are 8 weekly sections that each take less than 30 minutes to complete. It provides you with real information that you can use in your life to relieve stress and manage your mood. This is the same beneficial information that is offered through expensive workshops and seminars and has and it is being provided for FREE to participants of the Diabetes Stress Relief Study. If you are interested in learning more about the study or would like to sign up, please visit the study’s website at www.diabetesstressrelief.com. You can also email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (1.800.576.3901) the researchers directly. The study is voluntary and has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at USF (Pro00002563), some eligibility criteria apply.