Community-Based Diabetes Prevention Program in Thai Population (ST12-041)

Main institution:
Walailak University (Thailand)

Principal investigator:
Valla Tantayotai

Other investigators:
Wichai Aekplakorn; Somkiat Potisat; Thawat Matte

Location of the project:
This project took place in 4 geographical regions of Thailand: Central region (Nakhon Nayok and Samut Sakhon provinces), Northern region (Phitsanulok and Phrae provinces), Northeastern region (Nakhon Ratchasima and Nakhon Phanom provinces), Southern region (Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trang provinces)

Amount allocated:
USD 65.000

September 1, 2012 - January 31, 2015


The community-based diabetes prevention program in Thailand is a study to test a pre-designed knowledge management program to prevent or delay of type 2 diabetes in people with high-risk of diabetes. Thirty-two primary care units with 2,240 individuals having high-risk of diabetes aged 30-59 participated in the study. The participants were randomly assigned either to the intervention program or in the usual care group. The participants followed at 6, 12, and 18 months after the intervention started and count the number of new cases of diabetes in both group and compared.

Results to date

World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013
Thailand Non Communicable Disease Forum, August 2014 (2 presentations)
8th Thailand Congress of Nutrition 2014, October 2014
Joint Conference in Medical Sciences 2015, Bangkok (Thailand), June 2015
Thailand Non Communicable Disease Forum, August 2015
Basic training course for thai diabetes educators, May & September 2015
World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 2015

"Detecting prediabetes and diabetes: Agreement between fasting plasma glucose and oral glucose tolerance test in Thai adults" Journal of Diabetes Research, Volume 2015(2015), article ID 396505 


Project ended in February 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.