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 is taking 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 will participate in the study. The participants will be randomly assigned either to the intervention program or in the usual care group. The participants will be followed at 6, 12, and 18 months after the intervention start 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

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.