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Diabetes-TEAM offers text message diabetes support


The University of Illinois College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy Rockford is accepting participants with Type 2 diabetes and an A1c level over 7% to participate in a research study of Text for Education and Management (TEAM).

Participants in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle and Stephenson counties who are 18 and older can receive text message support and reminders designed to improve blood sugar levels and support diabetes self-management.

Sign up by March 1 and a member of the research team will schedule an intake appointment. Participants will receive six months of texts and then a follow-up appointment. Full participation takes about five to 10 minutes per week and participants can opt out at any time.

On Jan. 22, 2024, Good Day Stateline spoke with Kristine Zimmermann, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Division of Health Research and Evaluation in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Annette A. Carmichael, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, clinical assistant professor for the College of Pharmacy, Rockford-Pharmacy Practice and clinical pharmacist at UI Health Mile Square Health Center-L.P. Johnson Rockford, about the research study. You can watch the segment here.

For more information, contact primary investigator Dr. Annette Carmichael at 779-537-1692.

The research is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.