Journal article

Prevention of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention in an Australian primary health care setting: Greater green triangle (GGT) diabetes prevention project

Tiina Laatikainen, James A Dunbar, Anna Chapman, Annamari Kilkkinen, Erkki Vartiainen, Sami Heistaro, Ben Philpot, Pilvikki Absetz, Stephen Bunker, Adrienne O'Neil, Prasuna Reddy, James D Best, Edward D Janus

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2007


BACKGROUND: Randomised controlled trials demonstrate a 60% reduction in type 2 diabetes incidence through lifestyle modification programmes. The aim of this study is to determine whether such programmes are feasible in primary health care. METHODS: An intervention study including 237 individuals 40-75 years of age with moderate or high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A structured group programme with six 90 minute sessions delivered during an eight month period by trained nurses in Australian primary health care in 2004-2006. Main outcome measures taken at baseline, three, and 12 months included weight, height, waist circumference, fasting plasma glucose and lipids, plasma glucose two ho..

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