A randomized trial of an intensive education intervention using a network of involved diabetic patients (peer educators) to improve glycemic control of type 2 diabetic patients (ST10-024)

Main Institution: 

Santé Diabète 

Other Institutions:

National Hospital Point G, Bamako (Mali); PAEDI Research Center (France); Centre Hospitalier Régional, La Réunion (France); Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Grenoble (France)

Principal Investigator:

Stéphane Besançon

Other Investigator:

S.Traoré; M.Balcou-Debussche; X.Debussche; S.Halimi

Location of the project:

Bamako (Mali)

Amount allocated: 

USD 64,796.73


June 1, 2011 - September 1, 2013


The project is testing the implementation of a specific methodology for education of type 2 diabetic patients that is set up using patients involved (peer educators) and 3 guides developed specifically for the therapeutic education of type 2 diabetic patients. This project is taking place in 1 site in Mali: the capital Bamako. 75 people with diabetes are included in the intervention group and 75 in the control group. At various stages of the project, the team will analyze the impact on biological, anthropological constants, etc ... of the group undergoing the intervention compared to the control group.

1st Scientific Sessions of the African Diabetes Congress, Arusha (Tanzania), July 2012
West African Heatlh Organization (WAHO), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), November 2012
Congress of the french speaking society of diabetes, Montpellier (France), March 2013
World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013
Symposium International de Libreville sur le Diabète en Afrique, Libreville (Gabon), June 2014

Project ended in September 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.