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Behavioral Intervention

Diet and Exercise for Gestational Diabetes (IDEA Trial)

Research Sponsored by University of Manitoba
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Pregnancy < 20 weeks
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 2007-2025
Awards & highlights


This trial will help assess whether a community-based exercise and dietary intervention can help reduce the risks of obesity and type 2 diabetes in pregnant women and their children.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for pregnant women living in urban areas, less than 20 weeks into their pregnancy, who are interested in participating. It's not for those with multiple pregnancies, pre-existing diabetes (except past gestational diabetes), or medical reasons that make exercise unsafe during pregnancy.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a community-based program focusing on exercise and diet education to see if it can reduce the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes in mothers and their children after birth.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves non-invasive interventions like exercise and dietary education, side effects may be minimal but could include typical risks associated with physical activity such as muscle strain or fatigue.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am pregnant and less than 20 weeks along.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~2007-2025
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 2007-2025 for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy
Secondary outcome measures
macrosomia, requirement of delivery procedures

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: InterventionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Lifestyle intervention
Group II: ControlActive Control1 Intervention
No intervention

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of ManitobaLead Sponsor
598 Previous Clinical Trials
198,620 Total Patients Enrolled
18 Trials studying Obesity
1,140 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
The Lawson FoundationOTHER
15 Previous Clinical Trials
2,982 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Obesity
327 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)OTHER_GOV
49 Previous Clinical Trials
98,848 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Obesity
1,303 Patients Enrolled for Obesity

Media Library

Exercise and dietary education (Behavioral Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT00486629 — N/A
Obesity Research Study Groups: Control, Intervention
Obesity Clinical Trial 2023: Exercise and dietary education Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT00486629 — N/A
Exercise and dietary education (Behavioral Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT00486629 — N/A
~48 spots leftby Jul 2025