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Comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Support from Food Banks: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Feeding America completed a 3-year pilot diabetes research project in 2015 to investigate the feasibility of implementing food bank interventions to address diabetes. That study demonstrated several positive results for adults who participated.

Building on that pilot study, Feeding America conducted a follow-up, randomized controlled research trial (2015 – 2017) to evaluate the effectiveness of food bank interventions on outcomes for adults living with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Results from this trial, called the “Feeding America Intervention Trial for Health – Diabetes Mellitus” (FAITH-DM), were published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2018. FAITH-DM participants experienced significant improvements in food security, dietary intake and food stability after six months, but no differences were observed in clinical outcomes.  Click below to access the research abstract.


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