Peer-led and Telehealth Interventions for Diabetes Prevention in Maracaibo, Venezuela (LT10-342)

Main Institution: 

Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Principal Investigator:

G.Maestre

Oher Investigators:

H.Florez; V.Stepenka; E.Ryder

Location of the project:

Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Amount allocated:

USD 340, 058

Date:

September 30, 2011 - September 30, 2014

Objectives:

Best practices for prevention of diabetes are known but not fully implemented in community settings of developing countries. Venezuela has a high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and is undergoing profound socio-economic changes that may increase the burden of these diseases.

We propose using feasible and cost-effective peer-led interventions, enhanced by a telehealth social network, to further expand the successful pilot experience of Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) implementation in Maracaibo, Venezuela. These interventions, implemented in a culturally-sensitive way are expected to have multiplicative effects in the community and public health settings in Venezuela and other Latin American countries.

Presentation(s):
19th Congreso Venezolano de Medicina Interna, Caracas (Venezuela), May 2013

 

 

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.



 


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