BRIDGES

BRIDGES

IDF’s translational research programme sees surge in applications

The 4th round of funding for IDF’s BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) programme came to a close on February 15.

BRIDGES project shows that diabetes risk factors in young Sri Lankans are much higher than previously thought

Scientists at King's College London and the National Diabetes Centre (Sri Lanka) have found evidence of a high number of risk factors for type 2 diabetes among the young urban population in Sri Lanka. The study is the first large-scale investigation into diabetes risk among children and young people in South Asia, and provides further evidence that the region is rapidly becoming a hotspot in the growing international diabetes epidemic.

BRIDGES 2011 report showcases activities of the programme

The IDF BRIDGES programme has published an extensive report that provides an overview of its activities since 2007, with a focus on the 29 projects that were selected during the first three rounds of BRIDGES funding and the D-START twinning prevention programme.

BRIDGES sponsored IDF Peer Leader Manual

The International Diabetes Federation recognises the urgent need to reach a great number of healthcare providers with the best diabetes education materials in order to promote improved daily diabetes management and care skills and prevent disabiling complications. Innovative, appropriate educational tools are key to engage and motivate all learners and facilitate effective learning.

Announcement of selected projects 3rd round of funding

The International Diabetes Federation has disclosed the selected projects from BRIDGES 3rd round of funding. 3 new short term and 4 new long term projects will be supported, increasing the total number of supported projects to 29 in 24 countries. 



“Gestational Diabetes: Things you need to know (but maybe don’t)” – Design, Development, Pilot and Evaluation of a DVD for women with Gestational Diabetes (LT10-346)

Main institution:

Queen’s University Belfast  

Other Institutions:

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust; South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast; :  St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

Principal Investigator:

V.Holmes

Other Investigators:

F.Alderdice; D.McCance; R.Harper; C.Patterson; M.Maresh

Locations of the project:

Belfast and Manchester (United Kingdom)

Amount allocated:

USD 359,406

Peer-led and Telehealth Interventions for Diabetes Prevention in Maracaibo, Venezuela (LT10-342)

Main Institution: 

Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Principal Investigator:

G.Maestre

Oher Investigators:

H.Florez; V.Stepenka; E.Ryder

Location of the project:

Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Amount allocated:

USD 340, 058

Date:

September 30, 2011 - September 30, 2014

Objectives:

Mobile Phone Diabetes Self-Management Support: a multi-country analysis of its implementation in existing Diabetes Self-Management Education Programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia and the Philippines (LT10-341)

Main Institution:

Institute of Tropical Medicine (Belgium)

Other Institutions:

Memisa (Democratic Republic of Congo); MoPoTsyo (Cambodia); Veterans Memorial Medical Center (Philippines)

Principal Investigators:

G.Kegels; J.C Kalobu; M.van Pelt; G.M Ku

Other investigators:

W.Van Damme; K.Van Acker; J.van Olmen; B.Villaraza; D.Dubourg

Locations of the project:

Families Defeating Diabetes (FDD): Canadian Intervention for family-centered diabetes prevention following gestational diabetes (GDM) (LT10-334)

Main Institution:

Stacey Larizza, Lawson Research Institute, London, Ontario (Canada)

Other Institutions:

The University of Calgary, The University of Victoria (Canada)

Principal Investigator:

R.McManus

Other Investigators:

L.Donovan; D.Miller

Locations of the project:

London, Calgary and Victoria (Canada)

Amount allocated:

USD 385, 979

Date:

Medical Lifestyle Center-Community Healthy Eating Initiative to Improve DM Outcomes (ST10-012)

Main Institution:

Cook County Health & Hospitals System, Chicago (USA)

Principal Investigator:

Leon Fogelfeld

Location of the project:

Chicago (USA)

Amount allocated:

USD 65,000

Duration:

September 1, 2011 - November 1, 2014

Objectives:

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