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

Last update: 11/02/2020
  • Location :
    London, Calgary and Victoria (Canada)
    Topic :
    High-risk populations Women's Health
    Duration :
    July 1, 2011 - March 31, 2015
    Main Institution :
    Stacey Larizza, Lawson Research Institute, London, Ontario (Canada)
    Other institution :
    The University of Calgary, The University of Victoria (Canada)
    Principal investigator :
    Other investigator :
    L.Donovan; D.Miller
    Amount allocated :
    USD 385, 979
    Objectives :
    No evidence-based, evaluated, population-appropriate resources exist to translate Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) primary prevention messages to Canadians. Significant barriers to such large-scale interventions include - the need to identify, then target specific at-risk populations - significant time-delays before any program effects on T2DM incidence may manifest. However, women with gestational diabetes (GDM) are a readily identifiable study cohort at significant risk for recurrent GDM and T2DM—hence GDM women provide important opportunities for rigorous, timely diabetes prevention intervention studies. We propose FDD (Families Defeating Diabetes), a Canadian diabetes prevention intervention uniquely targeting women with recent GDM in the context of their families.


  • 7th International DIP Symposium, Firenze (Italy), March 2013
  • 75th Scientific Sessions of the ADA, San Francisco (USA), June 2014
  • 17th Canadian Diabetes Assocation/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Annual meeting,
  • Winnipeg (Canada), October 2014
  • The University of Ottawa Dietetic symposium, Ottawa (Canada), March 2015
  • 76th Scientific Sessions of the ADA, Boston (USA), June 2015
  • World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 2015 (3 posters)



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