Behave Study

Effect of Behavioral Lifestyle Intervention on Frailty in Older Adults with Diabetes: A Pilot Study (Behave Study)

Purpose of this Study

Researchers want to see if changes in lifestyle, behaviors, and self-monitoring of diet and physical activity in older adults who have Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) may help to prevent or reduce frailty. Frailty occurs in older adults and leads people to have falls, become disabled, require nursing home placement, and have increased risk of death. T2D is one of the major risk factors for frailty. T2D is a significant problem in older adults and is known to increase the risk of future frailty.

You may qualify if:

  • 65 years or older
  • Have Type 2 Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Own a smartphone

You may NOT qualify if:

  • Live in a nursing home or assisted living
  • History of substance abuse in the past year

Duration of the Study:

This is a 6-month study with up to 11 study visits.

Study Procedures:

  • Medical history
  • Physical examination/assessment
  • Blood tests
  • Individual or group intervention/tips on how to self-monitor diet and physical activity

Study Location:

UT Health San Antonio
School of Nursing
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229


  • $30 is offered for the completion of this study
  • Fitbit valued at $100

Principal Investigator:

Rozmin Jiwani, PhD, RN

Contact Us

For more information or to volunteer in a study:

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