Health Behavior Change for Prediabetes

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This Family Consultation (FAMCOM) for Prediabetes Program is a health behavior change program for use with adult couples in which at least one member is prediabetic. FAMCOM is an evidenced-based treatment that is effective in modifying a range of health behaviors and has been adapted for prediabetes. The program uses systemic perspective to target couple-level interaction patters to promote increased physical activity and healthier eating. 


Health behaviors occur in a social context, and to affect long-term, sustainable health behavior change, behavior interventions must attend to not only to interpersonal interactions, but the larger social milieu in which these social processes unfold.


  • Health-related behavioral change
  • Prediabetic behavioral change


  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Promotes increased physical activity and healthier eating
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Contact For More Information:
Jonathan Larson
Senior Licensing Manager, College of Science
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
David Sbarra
Atina Manvelian
Bonita Sur
Mark Whisman