With online resources such as Skype, location should not matter.
And "not eligible to participate since my A1c is less than 7.5" Are you kidding me? Keeping an A1C below that it stressful as H E double hockey sticks!! Keeping it at 7.5 would be a very nice, fun day in the park.
If I was at 7.5 I would be a blithering idiot. 7.5 is recently good for older T2 Ds.
Is this a real study and what is the purpose?