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New Clinical Study of the DZD Started

The "Triangle" smartphone app helps women who developed diabetes during pregnancy adapt to a healthy lifestyle routine. The Test Triangle Study of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) investigates to what extent this app offers support. It is aimed at women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during a recent pregnancy.

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This metabolic disease involves an increased risk of type 2 diabetes at a later stage. A healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce this risk. Unfortunately, however, young mothers have little time to pay attention to their own health. For this reason, the "Triangle" smartphone app was developed especially for them. It provides aids for a healthy lifestyle in the areas of exercise, nutrition and stress reduction. Users of the app are mentored by a qualified online coach who takes their individual needs into account and adapts the content of the app accordingly. With the help of the app, healthy habits can be incorporated step-by-step into the everyday life of the participants over a period of 6 months.
Women who gave birth 3 to 18 months ago and developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy are eligible to participate. The app requires an iPhone 5 or higher. In addition, each participant receives a fitness bracelet.

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