Are you interested in losing weight?

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Weight Research Program are seeking men and women diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes and are not yet taking medication to manage their diabetes to participate in a research study of a weight loss program. Participants must be ages 20-65, overweight and interested in using digital tools to manage their weight and blood sugar.


  • The study will last approximately 4 months (12 week program plus measurements before and after the program) and the weight loss program being studied is offered for free.

  • The study is investigating the effectiveness of a pilot program that uses digital tools (iPhone app, digital scale, physical activity tracker, and continuous glucose monitor) in a lifestyle-based approach to weight loss.

  • Participants will meet weekly with a study weight loss coach.

  • Enrolled participants will complete surveys and physical measurements at the beginning of the study and after the 12 week weight loss program.

  • Participants who complete study measures will be given modest incentives (up to $40 total).


You may be eligible* if you: 

  • You are 20-65 years old

  • Your Body Mass Index is 25 – 40 kg/m2 (link to calculator)

  • You are not regularly participating in moderate to vigorous physical activity

  • You have an iPhone with a data plan and text messaging

  • Have home Wi-Fi access

  • You are willing to use a Continuous Glucose Monitor for up to 3 months (will be provided to you  free of charge)

  • If you are female, you are not pregnant, planning to become pregnant in the next 12 months, or less than 6 months post-partum

  • You are willing to attend weekly study visits at the center off of I-40 in Chapel Hill, NC

  • You do not have any health conditions or history that would make participating in this study unsafe, unreasonable, or inconsistent with the study goals (this will be assessed by completing the screening questionnaire)

  • You are able to obtain consent from your primary care provider to participate

 *Additional eligibility criteria apply.


If you would like to learn more about the T2Connect study, please contact us at (919) 966-5852 or email uncweightresearch@unc.edu.

This study has been reviewed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biomedical IRB, Study# 18-2805.  (If you have specific questions for the Institutional Review Board you may contact them at 919-966-3113 or by email to IRB_questions@unc.edu.)