Bridging the Knowledge-to-Practice Gap to Control Diabetes in a Rural Population (ST12-026)

Main institution:
 UAE University (UAE)

Principal investigator:
 Syed Shah

Other investigator:
Asma Ahmed

Location of the project:
 Gilgit, Balistan province, Pakistan

Amount allocated:
USD 64.400

  December 1, 2012 - December 1, 2014


To assess the effectiveness of home-based lifestyle intervention on blood sugar and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in in adults aged 18 to 64 years in a rural developing country settings.

Results to date

World Heart Federation/World Congress of Cardiology, Melbourne (Australia), May 2014
21st European Congress on Obesity, Sofia (Bulgaria), May 2014
Arab Diabetes Prevention Summit, Cairo (Egypt), March 2015

" Hypertension in Adults of Himalayan Mountain Villages: Prevalence, Awareness, and Control", Global Heart 2014;9(1-S) e213
"Obesity trends in Himalayan mountain villages between 1995 and 2013: role in diabetes?" Obesity Facts 2014;7(suppl):30

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.