DEMOJUAN - Demonstration area for primary prevention of type 2 diabetes, JUAN Mina and Soledad, Barranquilla, Colombia (LT09-258)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Barranquilla, Colombia
    Topic :
    High-risk populations, Lifestyle interventions
    Duration :
    July 1, 2010 - July 28, 2015
    Main Institution :
    Centro de Investigacion en Salud (CIS)
    Other institution :
    Alcadía de Barranquilla (Municipality of Barranquilla),Universidad Libre Seccional Atlántico, University Atlántico, University San Martin
    Principal investigator :
    Jaakko Tuomilehto
    Other investigator :
    Astrid Arrieta Molinares; Carlos Ricaurte Rojas; Tania Matilde Acosta Vergara; Noel Christopher Barengo; Rafael Gabriel Sanchez; Jesus Iglesias
    Amount allocated :
    USD 400,000
    Objectives :
    The main aim of this study is to investigate to what extent it is possible to reach normal glucose metabolism and optimal cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor levels with early lifestyle interventions in people at high risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those who receive standard therapy (usual care) only. The project will show the effect of these interventions for the first time in people of low socio-economic levels living in a Caribbean environment.


  • 6th World Congress on Prevention of diabetes and its Complications, Dresden (Germany), April 2010
  • World Diabetes Congress, Dubai (UAE), December 2013
  • 7th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications, Madrid (Spain), November 2012
  • Latin America Course on Prevention of type 2 diabetes, Mexico city (Mexico), 2012
  • 7th Colombian Diabetes Congress, Paipa (Colombia), 2013


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