Primary prevention of diabetes. Population-based methods to identify people most likely to benefit from interventions.

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

General objectives of the study:

A. Assess the type 2 diabetes risk in European population.
B. Implementation and evaluation of a lifestyle intervention programme to prevent type 2 diabetes in high-risk individuals.

Specific objectives of the study:

1. determining the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes risk and cardiovascular risk in Europe.
2. Implementing this strategies of assessment in all participating European countries to tackle inequalities in health.
3. Implementing a low-cost screening system for the subjects with high diabetes risk in Europe.
4. Implementing a intervention programme for primary prevention of type 2 diabetes including.
4.1. Implementation of a training programme for diabetes prevention under the different national European conditions.
4.2. Implementation of a continuous follow up of the subjects to prevent rebound and offer booster intervention using different delivery channels like telephone hotline, internet, multimedia, written information, teleph one counselling.
5. Assessing the feasibility and efficacy of the lifstyle intervention program to prevent type 2 diabetes.
6. Developing indicators for successful diabetes prevention.
7. Developing a European system of quality control for diabetes.

Effective start/end date01/01/2000 → …

Fields of Science

  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
  • diabetes
  • lifestyle
  • cardiovascular risk
  • type 2 diabetes risk