Compared with non-Hispanic whites, Hispanic individuals have disproportionate rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and suffer more diabetes complications. Diabetes self-management is an effective strategy to achieve improved glucose control and decrease complications associated with diabetes. Technology solutions offer scalable and innovative ways to deliver diabetes education and to track self-management behaviors.
In Tier I, a community advisory board (CAB) was established of Hispanic patients with T2DM and stakeholders in the Hispanic community. A list of problems and potential technology-related solutions was developed. In Tier II, the CAB surveyed the wider Hispanic community on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley about technology-related solutions in order to understand the community’s preferences for different technologies that could be studied. The CAB used the results of our focus group and the community survey to develop comparative effectiveness research (CER) questions. In Tier III, the CAB will continue this formative work, and an executive board will be formed to write the letter of intent for a broad PCORI funding announcement.
The goals of this PCORI Tier III award are to 1) increase the breadth of stakeholder involvement on the CAB, 2) refine CER questions and determine an appropriate funding mechanism for these questions, 3) conduct a systematic literature review to inform the design of the proposed new clinical research study, 4) design a clinical research study and submit a letter of intent.