Food Delivery, Remote Monitoring, and Coaching-Enhanced Education for Optimized Diabetes Management (FREEDOM)
Diseases or Conditions Being Studied
Type 2 diabetes
Communities of Focus
Black adults 18 years or older
Intervention or Treatment
- Digital Health Coaching: The digital health coaching intervention program involves an evidence-based curriculum and one-on-one support to promote positive health behaviors and patient self-management of diabetes.
- Food Box Delivery: The food box intervention component will consist of biweekly food boxes delivered directly to participants over the course of 6 months. The food boxes will contain shelf-stable groceries that adhere to ADA nutritional guidelines for individuals with T2DM.
- Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM): The RPM team will instruct the participants to monitor blood glucose levels 4 times daily.
Food Delivery, Remote Monitoring, and Coaching-Enhanced Education for Optimized Diabetes Management (FREEDOM) study is to develop an optimized, multilevel, and scalable intervention to improve type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) control in low-income Black adults in the Deep South by targeting relevant social determinants of health (SDoH) including reduced healthcare access, poverty, transportation barriers, and food insecurity. The FREEDOM study will enroll 304 Black adults with T2DM and T2DM-related cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), as they disproportionately burden Black Americans, through three health systems in Alabama and Mississippi. This project will be comprised of three intervention components: 1) digital health coaching, 2) food box delivery, and 3) remote patient monitoring (RPM).