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The purpose of this research study is to test whether delivery of medically tailored meals (meals designed specifically to be healthy) can be used to help reduce high blood sugar after delivery of a baby. Participants will be recruited and consented during the third trimester of pregnancy but will begin study activities after delivery. Participants will complete a series of questionnaires on demographics, health history, home environment, overall and financial stress, plans for weight loss and infant feeding, and food insecurity. Participants will also be asked to wear continuous glucose monitors for two separate 14-day periods (within 2 weeks of delivery and at 3 months). All participants will receive weekly emails with educational videos and 3 virtual visits with a member of the study team and will also be randomly assigned to an intervention or comparison group. In the intervention, participants will receive weekly meal deliveries of 10 pre-prepared meals from Providence Community Kitchen (local company in Winston-Salem, NC) that are calorically restricted and appropriate for post-partum women with a history of gestational diabetes and who may be breast-feeding. Women in the control condition will receive written resources on self-care, nutrition, and physical activity appropriate for post-partum women who had gestational diabetes.


Clinical Trial Description

Pregnancy and delivery can function as a "stress test" for future development of cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders, with gestational diabetes and excessive weight gain during pregnancy leading to worse outcomes later in a mother's life. The prevalence of both conditions continues to increase with the obesity epidemic, highlighting the urgent need for successful interventions to reverse maternal weight gain and promote normal blood sugars. The early postpartum period provides a critical opportunity to address diet behaviors that are related to both weight and diabetes. Postpartum medically-tailored meal delivery is a novel approach that may allow for improved blood sugar control and weight loss in a traditionally hard-to-engage patient population. There is currently no available data on the cost, feasibility, or effectiveness of providing medically-tailored meals to postpartum women. This is a pilot study of medically-tailored meals for new mothers whose pregnancies were complicated by gestational diabetes, and whose total gestational weight gain exceeded recommendations. Study will enroll 30 women with gestational diabetes and excessive gestational weight gain late in the third trimester of a singleton pregnancy. Data collection and intervention activities will begin after delivery. All participants will wear a continuous glucose monitor for baseline (first 2 weeks after delivery) and at follow up (after 3 months). Participants will also completed self-administered questionnaires, receive weekly informational videos by email, and have 3 monthly in-person check-ins with a member of the study team. Twenty participants will be randomly assigned to a medically-tailored meals intervention and 10 to a usual-care comparison group. A local community-based program will prepare and deliver 10 medically-tailored meals per week to intervention participants for their first 3 months postpartum. ;


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NCT number NCT04866823
Study type Interventional
Source Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Contact Beatriz Ospino-Sanchez
Phone 3367166498
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date July 2021
Completion date April 2022

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