Prevention of type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes in urban India – a feasibility study (ST09-016)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    New Delhi, India
    Topic :
    Lifestyle interventions, Women's Health
    Duration :
    April 1, 2010 - March 1, 2014
    Main Institution :
    All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (India)
    Other institution :
    The George Institute, India Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University (Australia) The George Institute For International Health (Sydney, Australia)
    Principal investigator :
    Nikhil Tandon
    Other investigator :
    Dorairaj Prabhakaran; Anushka Patel; Prasuna Reddy; Rohina Joshi; Ankush Desai
    Amount allocated :
    USD 64,890
    Objectives :
    Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a strong risk factor for developing future “chronic” diabetes. GDM is common among Indian women. Limited information about lifestyle programs to prevent or delay diabetes in women with GDM is available from other countries, but their applicability in India is unknown. We will conduct and adapt such programs to be culturally-appropriate for the Indian context and test them in a small group of patients to determine their likely feasibility. Such information will allow us to refine the program and perform a larger study to conclusively determine its generalisability, effectiveness and sustainability in urban India.


  • 8th annual conference of RSSDI Chapter Meeting, Delhi (India), September 2012
  • World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013
  • Steering committee meeting organized by National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda (USA), April 2014
  • World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 2015

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