Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (USA)
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (India)
Dr V. Narayan
Dr M.Hennink; Dr V.Mohan; G.Pradeepa; M.B Weber; P Zhang
Location of the project:
May 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011
People from the Indian subcontinent are more likely to get diabetes even at younger ages. This project describes a randomized trial of culturally specific, community-based lifestyle intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in men and women living in Chennai, India. Lifestyle interventions are programmed to seek to prevent diseases by promoting changes in health behaviors, improved diet, increased physical activity and weight loss. The results of this program will be used to make policy and public health recommendations, which will result in broader diabetes prevention efforts.
Results to date (November 2012):
- 20th World Diabetes Congress, Montreal, Canada, October 2009
- Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), Ahmedabad, India, November 2009
- National Chronic Disease meeting, October 2009, New Delhi (India)
- Emory Medical Grand Rounds, March 2010, Atlanta (USA)
- Latin American Summit on Diabetes, July 2010, Salvadore (Brazil)
- Diabetes Conference, September 2010, Mexico City (Mexico)
- Consortium of University of Global Health, September 2010, Seattle (USA)
- Emory Global Health Seminar, September 2010, Atlanta (USA)
- Research Society for the Study of diabetes in India, November 2010, India
- International Latin American Associaton of Diabetes, November 2010, Santiago (Chili)
- DFID World Bank workshop, December 2010, Shanghai (China)
- Express Buz, July, 2011 "Experts reccomend D-CLIP for diabetes"
- The Hindu, July 6, 2011 "Modifications in lifestyle show healthy results for diabetics: study"
- Decan Chronicle, July 6,2011 "Exercise keeps diabetes away"
- New Kerala, July 5, 2011 "Number of diabetics in India to touch 85 million by 2030"
Emory Health News, July 25, 2011 "Exercise, changes in diet alter course for pre-diabetics"
* Project completed in October 2011, results to be announced soon
BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.