Peer-led and Telehealth Interventions for Diabetes Prevention in Maracaibo, Venezuela (LT10-342)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Maracaibo (Venezuela)
    Topic :
    Duration :
    September 1, 2011 - January 31, 2016
    Main Institution :
    Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo (Venezuela)
    Other institution :
    Principal investigator :
    Other investigator :
    H.Florez; V.Stepenka; E.Ryder
    Amount allocated :
    USD 340,058
    Objectives :
    Best practices for prevention of diabetes are known but not fully implemented in community settings of developing countries. Venezuela has a high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease and is undergoing profound socio-economic changes that may increase the burden of these diseases. We propose using feasible and cost-effective peer-led interventions, enhanced by a telehealth social network, to further expand the successful pilot experience of Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) implementation in Maracaibo, Venezuela. These interventions, implemented in a culturally-sensitive way are expected to have multiplicative effects in the community and public health settings in Venezuela and other Latin American countries.


  • 19th Congreso Venezolano de Medicina Interna, Caracas (Venezuela), May 2013


  • Social construction about diabetes and prediabetes in persons that attend a healthcare center in Maracaibo-Venezuela, Revista Internacional de Salud, Bienestar y Sociedad 1(2):59-70

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