The Native Hawaiian Diabetes Intervention Program is a project focused on determining
whether a cultural-based, healthy lifestyles program with family support will have a
positive effect on lifestyle behaviors and psychosocial and clinical outcomes. A culturally
sensitive, lifestyle intervention program was administered via community peer educators to a
population of Native Hawaiians with or at risk for diabetes. The effect of this
intervention program on selected outcomes is being compared to a ''standard'' program given
to a similar population in a second Native Hawaiian community.
- Participant must be a Native Hawaiian adult 30 years of age or older residing in the
research community and have diabetes or at-risk for diabetes.
- Family support member must be 18 years or older and live in the study community and
be willing to go through the entire program with the participant as their support
- Physician clearance to participate in the program.