Improving diabetes and depression self­-management via adaptive mobile messaging (DIAMANTE study)

Principal Investigator: Adrian Aguilera 

The DIAMANTE project investigates the effect of mobile text messages on engagement in physical activity in participants with diabetes and depression. The project involves participant interviews and user center design methodology in order to inform the development of a combined diabetes and depression text messaging intervention that will be embedded into existing primary care. By designing and testing an adaptive mobile health intervention within a safety net setting, we will increase the likelihood that the vulnerable populations most impacted by diabetes and depression will actually receive the support they need to make significant lifestyle changes, thereby improving their overall health. By targeting both diabetes and depression, our research will lead to services that are responsive to the realities of these comorbid disorders and will likely have greater impact than interventions that focus only on one disease or the other.