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Lifestyle Education about Nutrition for Diabetes (LEGEND)

Keto Plate

Would you like to improve your type 2 diabetes through dietary changes? Participate in the LEGEND study, a 12-month study about nutrition, diabetes, and health! 

Study procedure

  • Participants will follow one of two promising dietary approaches for type 2 diabetes: either the plate method approach or a very low carbohydrate (‘keto’) diet. If you join, you’ll be randomly assigned to one of these two diets, both of which appear helpful for people with type 2 diabetes
  • Participants will join weekly, and then monthly, group-based online classes with a teacher who will support you as you make changes to your way of eating and lifestyle.
  • Participants will learn about making long-lasting habit changes fit into your life.
  • Participants will complete study measurements at the start of the study, and then at month 3 and month 12. These will include a blood draw, an in-person appointment, and some online surveys.


  • Participants must be 21 or older,
  • Participants must have type 2 diabetes
  • Participants may receive up to $170 for completing all study measures over the 12-month trial.

Visit to learn more and see if you might be eligible. Email [email protected] or call 415.353.9723 with questions.


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