Journal article

Baby Steps - a structured group education programme with accompanying mobile web application designed to promote physical activity in women with a history of gestational diabetes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Nithya Sukumar, Helen Dallosso, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Tom Yates, Carol Telling, Karen Shorthose, Alison Northern, Sally Schreder, Christopher Brough, Laura J Gray, Melanie J Davies, Kamlesh Khunti

Trials | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A diagnosis of gestational diabetes (GDM) is associated with an over sevenfold increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), while among parous women with T2D, up to 30% have a history of GDM. Lifestyle interventions have been shown to reduce the risk of incident T2D in adults with impaired glucose tolerance, including in women with a history of GDM. The aim of this study is to establish whether a group self-management education programme, supported by a mobile web application, can improve levels of physical activity at 12 months in women who have had GDM. METHODS: The study is a randomised controlled trial with follow-up at 6 and 12 months. Primary outcome is change ..

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