Diabesity Prevention

Objective

This study seeks to investigate the role of self-tracking devices in behavior management and disease prevention

Description

Quantified self-tracking devices may be leading to interesting new methods of discovery, empowerment, and health self-management amongst individuals.

This study seeks to investigate models for preventing conditions from occurring by examining links between genomic data, blood test data, online phenotypic surveys, self-tracking device data, and behavior management in the face of the growing diabetes and obesity epidemic.

The lowest total cost of this study is $54 per participant, or you may complete any mix of the tasks at lower or no cost. You may also list your study participation on a crowdfunding site: MedStartr, Kickstarter, PetriDish, RocketHub.

Inclusion Criteria

Adults

Day 1: Upload genomic data

Upload your genomic data file to your Genomera at http://genomera.com/settings/genome and select sharing settings.

Day 1: Obtain baseline blood test for hemoglobin and cholesterol

Obtain blood test data for Hemoglobin A1C and Total/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides Cholesterol from WalMart ($8.98 Hemoglobin A1C only), DirectLabs ($69) or Life Extension Foundation ($86). Links to order tests: http://diygenomics.pbworks.com/w/page/52294609/Quantified%20self-tracking%20diabetes%20study

Day 1: Fasting glucose measurement - 1x/day

Glucometer readings 1x day for one month: fasting (after waking up) with any glucometer including the low-cost ReliOn ($9 + $36 for 100 test strips), link: http://www.relion.com/diabetes/blood-glucose-testing/relion-ultima available at WalMart and other drugstores
Repeat every day, ending after 30 occurrences.

Day 1: Postprandial glucose measurement - 1x/day

Glucometer readings 1x day for one month: post-prandial (after lunch/meal) with any glucometer including the low-cost ReliOn ($9 + $36 for 100 test strips), link: http://www.relion.com/diabetes/blood-glucose-testing/relion-ultima available at WalMart and other drugstores
Repeat every day, ending after 30 occurrences.

Day 1: Food tracking

Use Massive Health's free The Eatery app on iOS devices (Android coming soon) or any other tool to keep a photo food diary or any other type of food diary
Repeat every day, ending after 30 occurrences.

Day 1: Exercise tracking

Keep an exercise diary using any tool including manual tracking, FitBit, or other activity monitors
Repeat every day, ending after 30 occurrences.

Day 30: Report results!

Complete a short online survey regarding your experience and (optional) re-test hemoglobin A1C and cholesterol levels (Total/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides)

Discussion

Kushnarev

Kushnarev joined as a data participant.

melanie

melanie updated the stage of this study to be "In Progress."

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gbiggers

gbiggers I noticed that the study tasks include genome upload, but there are no genome variants yet that the study is asking to be shared. Are those coming?

melanie

melanie added the obesity and diabetes SNPs analyzed by consumer genomics companies (source: http://www.diygenomics.org/webapp/gen_data.php?condition=16)

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