Bridging the knowledge to practice gap to control diabetes in a rural population (ST12-026)

Last update: 19/04/2017
  • Location :
    Gilgit, Balistan province, Pakistan
    Topic :
    Lifestyle interventions
    Duration :
    December 1, 2012 - December 1, 2014
    Main Institution :
    UAE University (UAE)
    Other institution :
    Principal investigator :
    Syed Shah
    Other investigator :
    Asma Ahmed
    Amount allocated :
    USD 64,400
    Objectives :
    To assess the effectiveness of home-based lifestyle intervention on blood sugar and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in in adults aged 18 to 64 years in a rural developing country settings.


  • World Heart Federation/World Congress of Cardiology, Melbourne (Australia), May 2014
  • 21st European Congress on Obesity, Sofia (Bulgaria), May 2014
  • Arab Diabetes Prevention Summit, Cairo (Egypt), March 2015
  • 7th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities, Musqat (Oman), March 2015
  • World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 2015


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  • Obesity trends in Himalayan mountain villages between 1995 and 2013: role in diabetes? Obesity Facts 2014;7(suppl):30
  • Blood pressure in children: Role in diabetes? Pediatrics 2015;135;S12

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