This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition diabetes mellitus
Treatment peer support
Sponsor San Diego State University
Collaborator Peers for Progress
Start date February 2009
End date January 2012
Trial size 336 participants
Trial identifier NCT02193984, G00007943


Alliance to Control Diabetes was a 2.5-year study funded by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. The study was designed to help patients better manage their diabetes, and was a partnership between the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health and Clínicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc (CDSDP), a private, non-profit corporation providing comprehensive primary care services to residents throughout Imperial and Riverside Counties, California. The investigators identified 336 patients with uncontrolled diabetes from three CDSDP clinics. Patients were randomly assigned to intervention or control conditions. The 12-month intervention consisted of individual diabetes management support delivered by a trained volunteer peer supporter. The primary aim was determine if peer support can help patients better manage their diabetes and improve the quality of their lives. Intervention effectiveness was evaluated through volunteer and patient surveys at baseline, 6 months and 12 months. This study was part of the global Peers for Progress network which has been testing peer support programs in 13 countries.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose supportive care
Study participants are assigned a volunteer peer supporter who has been trained to offer support on diabetes management.
peer support
(No Intervention)
No intervention

Primary Outcomes

Changes in HbA1c levels.
time frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Changes in blood pressure.
time frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months
Changes in cholesterol.
time frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months
Changes in HDL, LDL and triglycerides.
time frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months
Changes in depression.
time frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months
Changes in distress.
time frame: Baseline, 6 months, 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Must be at least 18 years old - Must be diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus Type I, Diabetes Mellitus Type II or Gestational Diabetes - Must be a resident of Imperial County - Must be a current patient of Clínicas de Salud del Pueblo, Inc., at one of the three participating clinics - Must speak Spanish and/or English - Must plan on remaining in Imperial County for at least 12 months after enrollment into the study Exclusion Criteria: - Must not be involved in any other diabetes-related study

Additional Information

Official title Alliance to Control Diabetes
Principal investigator Guadalupe X Ayala, PhD, MPH
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by San Diego State University.