Stacey Larizza, Lawson Research Institute, London, Ontario (Canada)
The University of Calgary, The University of Victoria (Canada)
Locations of the project:
London, Calgary and Victoria (Canada)
USD 385, 979
July 1, 2011 - March 31, 2015
No evidence-based, evaluated, population-appropriate resources exist to translate Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) primary prevention messages to Canadians. Significant barriers to such large-scale interventions include
- the need to identify, then target specific at-risk populations
- significant time-delays before any program effects on T2DM incidence may manifest.
However, women with gestational diabetes (GDM) are a readily identifiable study cohort at significant risk for recurrent GDM and T2DM—hence GDM women provide important opportunities for rigorous, timely diabetes prevention intervention studies. We propose FDD (Families Defeating Diabetes), a Canadian diabetes prevention intervention uniquely targeting women with recent GDM in the context of their families.
Results to date:
"Reducing diabetes risk after gestational diabetes" Diabetes Voice June 2014
7th International DIP Symposium, Firenze (Italy), March 2013
75th Scientific Sessions of the ADA, San Francisco (USA), June 2014
17th Canadian Diabetes Assocation/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Annual meeting, Winnipeg (Canada), October 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.