University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Real Diabetes Study
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What is the REAL Diabetes Study?

We are testing a program for young adults with diabetes, to learn about ways to help young adults manage diabetes, and deal with everyday hassles related to having diabetes.

Download the brochure

Who can sign up?

You may be able to join the study if you:

  • Are 18-30 years old
  • Have had diabetes (type 1 or type 2) for at least a year
  • Have an A1C of 8% or higher (if you don’t know, we can test your A1C)
  • Are willing to be visited at your home, school, or workplace
  • Live in Los Angeles County
  • Meet certain income limits, or qualify for CCS, Medi-Cal, or ORSA

Compensation is offered.

Interested in participating?

We're not looking for participants right now, but we will be in Spring 2019, so please check back then.

What do people think about the study?

What was I thinking when I signed up? I'm just going to give it a shot. If it works out, it works out . . . . I definitely got a lot more than I expected.
— “Luis,” age 24

At the end of the day, if you take that help for six months to a year, that's ultimately going to change your lifestyle, and if you change your lifestyle, it's just going to benefit you.
— “Keisha,” age 19

I knew a lot about diabetes already, but I wasn't taking care of myself as much as I should have. And it really helped me just get on track . . . . It was effective. I really didn’t think it was going to be, but it was.
— “Felicia,” age 22

Contact us
Phone: (323) 442-4817

Study ID: IRB #HS-14-00332
USC Office for the Protection of Research Subjects