Smile healthy with your diabetes: a translational randomized trial of culturally specific health coaching intervention for patients with diabetes (phase II Denmark) (ST12-050)

Main institution:
 The school of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Other institutions:
Danish Dental Association; Danish Coaching Institute

Principal investigator:
 Ayse Basak Cinar

Other investigators:
 Niels Christian Christiansen; Lone Schou; Esben Boeskov Ozhayat; Azam Bakhshandeh

Location of the project:
 Copenhagen, Denmark

Amount allocated:
USD 51.253

September 1, 2012 - March 1, 2015


In Denmark, diabetes type 2 (DM2) and oral diseases, defined as lifestyle diseases, are major public health concerns with an increasing burden among adults. Poor oral health negatively contributes to glycemic control, whereas poor DM2 management negatively affects oral health. We aim to design and evaluate a new behavioural intervention based on oral health coaching for better management of oral health and DM2 among adults, using self-reported and clinical measurements.

Results to date

"Health coaching increases self-esteem and heatlhy smiles" Diabetes Voice, June 2014


Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare 2015, Boston (USA), September 2015
1st International Conference of Primary Care and Public Health, London (UK), October 2015
3rd International Congress of Person-Centered Medicine, London (UK), October 2015 


Project ended March 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.