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
7th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities, Musqat (Oman), March 2015
World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 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
"Blood pressure in children: Role in diabetes?" Pediatrics 2015;135;S12

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.