The Center for Health Disparities Research at the Medical University of South Carolina is focused on eliminating racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and rural/urban disparities in health.
through excellence in all phases of our work and continually improving our programs and practices based on new knowledge.
to communities through development of health interventions that are effective and practical in the real world.
The new ideas that we try often help the people in our studies. Two people tell us about being involved with CHDR diabetes research.
What made you decide to participate in a research study?
I participated because of my blood sugar that was out of control, to lose weight and get back to the way I used to be.
What part of the study was most important to you?
Knowing what to do and what not to do to control my blood sugar.
From the beginning of the study to now (years later), what benefited you the most?
Controlling my blood sugar by knowing what to eat, the correct portion sizes, and succeeding in reaching the goals I set for myself, (and) believing that nothing is impossible....I still do my chair exercises. People say I’m looking younger, and that encourages me.
What has the study done for you?