A translation randomized trial of culturally specific lifestyle intervention for diabetes prevention in India (LT07-115)

Main institution:
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (USA)

Other institution:
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (India)

Principal investigator:
Dr V. Narayan

Other investigators:
Dr M.Hennink; Dr V.Mohan; G.Pradeepa; M.B Weber; P Zhang

Location of the project:
India

Amount allocated:
USD 398,674

Date:
May 1, 2008 - December 31, 2011

Objectives:
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 (June 2013):

Presentations:

  • 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, New Delhi (India), October 2009
  • Emory Medical Grand Rounds, Atlanta (USA), March 2010
  • 71th Scientific Sessions of the ADA, San Diego (USA), June 2010
  • Latin American Summit on Diabetes, Salvadore (Brazil), July 2010
  • Diabetes Conference,  Mexico City (Mexico), September 2010,
  • Consortium of University of Global Health,  Seattle (USA), September 2010
  • Emory Global Health Seminar, Atlanta (USA), September 2010
  • Research Society for the Study of diabetes in India, November 2010
  • International Latin American Associaton of Diabetes, Santiago (Chili), November 2010,
  • DFID World Bank workshop,  Shanghai (China), December 2010,
  • World Diabetes Congress, Dubai (UAE), December 201
  • World Congress for the prevention of diabetes and its complications, Madrid (Spain), November 2012
  • Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India, Chennai (India), November 2012
  • Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India,  New Delhi (India), November 2013,
  • World Diabetes Congress,  Melbourne (Australia), December 2013,

 

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* Project completed in October 2011

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.