This is for residents of San Diego County in California.

The PACE (Patient-centered Assessment and Counseling for Exercise and Nutrition) Teen Study is aimed at overweight adolescents who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. The program, which is still enrolling volunteers, uses web and cell phone-based prompts to urge teens to make permanent changes in diet and behavior, without drugs, supplements, or costs.

If you’re interested, here are the enrollment criteria.

  • 12 and 16 years old
  • Live in San Diego County
  • Overweight with at least 2 risk factors for type 2 diabetes
  • Referred to the study by a provider within either Rady’s Children’s Hospital, Children’s Primary Care Medical Group (CPCMG) or Kaiser Permanente
  • Speak English
  • Access to the Internet and know how to use it
  • At least one parent willing to participate in the study with the teen

For enrollment information call Jennifer Covin at 858-457-7282.

8/15/07 10:50 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.