“Gestational Diabetes: Things you need to know (but maybe don’t)” – Design, Development, Pilot and Evaluation of a DVD for women with Gestational Diabetes (LT10-346)

Main institution:

Queen’s University Belfast  

Other Institutions:

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust; South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast; :  St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

Principal Investigator:


Other Investigators:

F.Alderdice; D.McCance; R.Harper; C.Patterson; M.Maresh

Locations of the project:

Belfast and Manchester (United Kingdom)

Amount allocated:

USD 359,406


October 1, 2011 - April 30, 2015


This project will evaluate, in a multi-centre randomized controlled trial, the effect of an educational DVD on anxiety, stress, emotional adjustment, glycaemic control and knowledge in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The DVD will combine the views and experiences of women with GDM alongside an evidence-based commentary, to increase the knowledge and skills required to manage GDM, leading to a sense of empowerment and allowing women to regain control of their lives. As women with GDM have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, this DVD will harness a unique opportunity to intervene in the progression to diabetes. 

Results to date:

"Everything you ever need to know about gestational diabetes", Diabetes Voice, June 2014

7th International DIP Symposium, Firenze (Italy), March 2013
Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference, Manchester (UK), March 2013
World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 2015

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.