Programme for detection and prevention of diabetes in people at high risk in a medium size city in Vietnam (ST07-025)

Main institution:
National hospital of endocrinology (Vietnam)

Principal investigator:
Ta Van Binh

Location of the project:

Amount allocated:
USD 60,980

July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010

The project aims to evaluate measures motivating people at risk to do screening tests for the detection of high risk for prediabetes and diabetes, and to evaluate lifestyle intervention in people at high risk in the community of a medium size city in Vietnam. If successful, the project could be replicated in urban areas in all over the country.

Results to date (November 2012):

- 20 Preventionists have been recruited and trained to do screenings test and implement the project

- 9.550 diabetes risk questionnaire collected

- 2.552 people screened for IGT and IFG by oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), weight, height, blood pressure, and brief information on medical history and physical activity

- 130 participants divided in 8 groups took part in the nine education sessions (attendance rate: 82%)

- 2 evaluations followed the sessions: 3 and 6 months after the end of the sessions

- The percentage of participants achieving 150 minutes or more of moderate physical activity was 86.8% and 88.7% at three and six months, respectively.

- After six months 20.8% (22/106) participants achieve a weight loss of 5% or above of initial weight


*Project completed in June 2010

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.