Community-based diabetes prevention program in Thai population (ST12-041)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    This project took place in 4 geographical regions of Thailand: Central region (Nakhon Nayok and Samut Sakhon provinces), Northern region (Phitsanulok and Phrae provinces), Northeastern region (Nakhon
    Topic :
    High-risk populations
    Duration :
    September 1, 2012 - January 31, 2015
    Main Institution :
    Walailak University (Thailand)
    Other institution :
    Principal investigator :
    Valla Tantayotai
    Other investigator :
    Wichai Aekplakorn; Somkiat Potisat; Thawat Matte
    Amount allocated :
    USD 65.000
    Objectives :
    The community-based diabetes prevention program in Thailand is a study to test a pre-designed knowledge management program to prevent or delay of type 2 diabetes in people with high-risk of diabetes. Thirty-two primary care units with 2,240 individuals having high-risk of diabetes aged 30-59 participated in the study. The participants were randomly assigned either to the intervention program or in the usual care group. The participants followed at 6, 12, and 18 months after the intervention started and count the number of new cases of diabetes in both group and compared.


  • World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne (Australia), December 2013
  • Thailand Non-Communicable Disease Forum, August 2014 (2 presentations)
  • 8th Thailand Congress of Nutrition 2014, October 2014
  • Joint Conference in Medical Sciences 2015, Bangkok (Thailand), June 2015
  • Thailand Non-Communicable Disease Forum, August 2015
  • Basic training course for thai diabetes educators, May & September 2015
  • World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 2015


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