Deadline to register March 1

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Depression affects one in four people with type 2 diabetes. Program ACTIVE is looking for participants to help test two of the most effective ways to treat it: exercise and talk therapy.

Guy Hornsby, Ph.D., director of the WVU Human Performance Lab, is the principal investigator for the WVU site of Program ACTIVE (Appalachians Coming Together to Increase Vital Exercise), a study examining the effect of exercise and talk therapy on depression in those with type 2 diabetes.

Eligible participants who complete the three-month study will receive up to $50 in gift cards.

Participants must have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at least one year ago and have experienced symptoms of major depression for at least two weeks. Symptoms of major depression include persistent sad, anxious, or empty feelings; loss of interest in activities once found pleasurable; difficulty concentrating or making decisions; and fatigue or decreased energy.

To join the study, call 1-855-DMACTIV (1-855-362-2848) or call Project Coordinator Susan Eason directly at 304-293-7322. The deadline for participation is March 1.

For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
sw: 01-20-15