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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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2 responses to “Comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Support from Food Banks: A Randomized Controlled Trial”

  1. I have been part of diabetic wellness project in my area and this program has significantly helped me to eat more nutritiously and to be able to access more fiber and nutrient loaded food without additional added sugar or salt. Even with the knowledge of how to eat more healthy foods, with the resources this program offers me, I wouldn’t be able to afford to continue eating well, because of limited finances and other economic and other poverty-related issues.

    • Loreen, wonderful to hear this program has been a helpful resource for you. We welcome you to browse Hunger + Health for recipes to support your nutrition needs.

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