Living with Type 1 can be Tough. Embark can Help!

Managing diabetes can be tough! Something that people rarely talk about is how tough type 1 diabetes can be and how many people find diabetes to be stressful and challenging.

That’s why we are excited to share an opportunity for people living with type 1 diabetes to join a new NIH-supported study that is part of a collaboration between T1D Exchange and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Note from Coach Beverly

I have had the pleasure of working as an Embark facilitator for the past year.

I can personally share with you that this program offers so much meaningful hands-on problem solving and support for those who join. Participants not only receive practical information but gain valuable insights into approaches for self-care.

I highly recommend this program to anyone with type 1 diabetes who is feeling frustrated and tired and ready to make changes with the help of a supportive team!

Embark Program Details

The program begins with a group workshop (8-12 adults with type 1 diabetes) (held virtually online on a Saturday), followed by online video group meetings and/or individual phone calls with either a psychologist or Certified Diabetes Educator.

The program interventions are strictly behavioral, meaning that participants will not be asked to change or try any new medications or devices.

Participants will receive gift cards for their time and there are no costs to you or to your insurance. There is no age limit to taking part, you just need to be 19 years or older!

If you know people living with type 1 diabetes, please share this information with them. Our hope is that they will be interested in learning more about this exciting new program.

Research Participants Needed:
Are you…
– An adult (19 years +)
– Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes for at least 1 year
– Unhappy with your recent Hemoglobin A1C of 7.5% or higher
– Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, “burned out” with living with diabetes
If you answered YES to the above questions, you may qualify to participate in EMBARK. The purpose of this study is to work compassionately to help you better manage your distress with diabetes and to reach your management goals.

More info on Embark Website

Or you can call: 1-855-850-3599 (toll free) or email us at: embark@ucsf.edu. Thank you, UCSF EMBARK Team


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