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
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.