Prevention of type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes in urban India – a feasibility study (ST09-016)

Main institution:
All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (India)

Other institutions:
The George Institute, India
Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University (Australia)
The George Institute For International Health (Sydney, Australia)

Principal investigator:
Nikhil Tandon

Other investigators:
Dorairaj Prabhakaran; Anushka Patel; Prasuna Reddy; Rohina Joshi; Ankush Desai

Location of the project:
New Delhi, India

Amount allocated:
USD 64.890

April 1, 2010 - March 1, 2014

Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a strong risk factor for developing future “chronic” diabetes. GDM is common among Indian women. Limited information about lifestyle programs to prevent or delay diabetes in women with GDM is available from other countries, but their applicability in India is unknown.  We will conduct and adapt such programs to be culturally-appropriate for the Indian context and test them in a small group of patients to determine their likely feasibility. Such information will allow us to refine the program and perform a larger study to conclusively determine its generalisability, effectiveness and sustainability in urban India.

8th annual conference of RSSDI Chapter Meeting, Delhi (India), September 2012
World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013
Steering committee meeting organized by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda (USA), April 2014
World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 2015

* Project completed in March 2014

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.