Mastering Diabetes Study


Thank you for your interest in the Mastering Diabetes Study!


If you are interested in enrolling, CLICK HERE.


We are looking for 100 people who would like to participate in a study to evaluate the effectiveness of Mastering Diabetes, an online program to prevent and reverse diabetes, featured in a New York Times best-selling book by the same name.  A recent retrospective study by Dr. Drozek demonstrated effectiveness of Mastering Diabetes in improving blood sugar levels and in helping with weight reduction.

The program provides members with direct access to expert coaches via 1-on-1 private coaching and an online community containing thousands of others living with all forms of diabetes, including type 1 diabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. 

You will be able to participate in a weekly private coaching session with an expert diabetes coach, either by telephone or using Zoom video conferencing. In that session, your coach will provide you with step-by-step instructions and support in modifying your lifestyle to transition towards a plant-based diet for significantly improved diabetes health.

You will also be given the opportunity to text message with your coach in between these sessions, so that you can receive daily support in improving their lifestyle choices.

The cost of full coaching program is $599 per month, however, as part of this study, access is being provided free to 100 MHS employees and their spouses for 3 months for a total value of $1797.

As you complete the course, you will also receive gift cards at different points, up to $100 for completing the entire program.

Watch this 7 minute video to get an idea of what the program includes:

To take advantage of this opportunity you need to:

-Be age 18-65 years and enrolled in the MHS employee wellness program study.

-Have a diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes or a hemoglobin A1c of 5.7 or higher.

-Be able and willing to do physical activity 5-6 days per week.

-Be willing to use a smartphone or computer to access the online education modules and online community, and have reliable daily Internet access.

-Have an email account and an Internet connection at home.

-Be able to purchase and transport fresh produce from a local grocery store to your house on a weekly basis and be able to prepare food in your house or get help preparing food following recipes and meal examples provided in the course.

-Be open-minded about eating a plant-based diet and performing periodic intermittent fasting (16-24 hours, once a week),

-Be willing to participate in an online community for support and coaching and to participate in weekly videoconferencing for support and coaching

-Be courteous and respectful to others in the online community

 

You cannot participate in this program if you:

-Have been told by a medical provider to not participate in physical activity.

-Have a medical condition that prevents walking at least a mile a day.

-Are considered unsuitable to exercise by Dr. Drozek or other members of the wellness team.

-Have a diagnosis of dementia.

-Are pregnant at the time of enrollment

-Do not speak or understand English

-Have advanced kidney disease (stage 4 or 5)

-Have congestive heart failure

-Are unable to use email, a smartphone, or the Internet

If you are interested in enrolling, CLICK HERE.

See what one patient was able to accomplish!


David Drozek, D.O., FACLM

Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness

Marietta Memorial Health System

ddrozek@mhsystem.org

office phone: 740-592-4229

office fax: 740-592-4010


This study is being performed by Dr. David Drozek under approval of the Ohio University Institutional Review Board, Protocol #20-X-96 

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Lifestyle Medicine

at 

Memorial Health System

serving Marietta, Ohio 

and the surrounding region!

 

Email: ddrozek@mhsystem.org

Office: 740-592-4229

FAX: 740-592-4010

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