Weight Loss in Pre-diabetics (VEGGIE)

What we are studying

This study involves being placed into a weight loss group where you would be asked to attend a weekly weight loss group and eat a prescribed diet or you will be asked to maintain your weight and then after 4 months you will be asked to join a weekly weight loss group. This study is to see how weight loss improves glucose control (how your body processes sugar) and prevents diabetes. The purpose of this research study is to see if changes in blood and fat cells during weight loss can help explain the benefits of weight loss.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • Not Hispanic or Latino
  • Ages 40 - 70

Eligibility Criteria

  • Sedentary
  • Overweight
  • Non-Smoker
  • Willing to come weekly to diet class and follow diet plan to lose weight

What is involved

  • Up to 9 clinic visits that involve questionnaires
  • Blood draws
  • Physical function testing
  • Memory testing
  • Fat sampling
  • Weekly group sessions


up to $100 for time and travel

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Judy Brown

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.