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The REAL-T Diabetes Study

  • We have completed enrollment of young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for a study on health management.
  • We are researchers at USC testing a lifestyle-based telehealth program for young adults with type 1 diabetes. We would like to find out if this program can help young adults aged 18-30 deal with the everyday hassles and problems they experience in managing their diabetes. Half of participants will receive the REAL-T intervention, while the other half will receive their usual care.

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Who can sign up?

You may be able to join the study if you:

  • Are 18-30 years old
  • Live in California, Oregon, Colorado, Texas, or Washington State
  • Have had Type 1* Diabetes for at least one year
  • Have an A1C of 7.5% or higher*
  • Are willing to participate in a 6-month Occupational Therapy program
  • Are willing to complete data collection via Zoom calls and mail or in person
  • Are not pregnant or have no plans to become pregnant
  • Have access to a laptop or desktop computer**

We accept participants with other co-existing health conditions.

*If you are not sure about this information, we can check it with you.

**A loaned laptop from the study may be available.

View / Download our Brochure

REAL-T Diabetes Study Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

I am really busy. What if I’m not sure I have the time for this?

What will happen in the study?

Can I choose whether I get OT?

How will this affect the care I get now for my diabetes?

Do I have to come to extra clinic visits?

What is Occupational Therapy?

REAL-T Participant Timeline

REAL-T Timeline

Contact us

Questions? Text us at (213) 534-7325. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours!

Study ID: IRB #HS-18-00633
USC Office for the Protection of Research Subjects