American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes when compared to other Americans, a gap that continues to widen. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has become the number one cause of death among AI/ANs is now more common among AI/ANs than others in the U.S. general population, and is increasing not only in prevalence but also in associated mortality.
The FIT Health's aim is to assess the viability and sustainability of an intervention that makes accessible an electronic tool for increasing exercise. The primary outcome will be weight loss with secondary outcomes including healthy changes in blood pressure, lipid, and blood glucose levels.
This study will take place with two IHS-funded urban Indian clinic populations (Denver and Albuquerque).