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Implementing effective lifestyle treatment for T2 Diabetes in primary care

36 months
Approved budget:
Associate Professor Caryn Zinn
Professor Grant Schofield
Dr Lily Fraser
Dr Glen Davies
Dr Marcus Hawkins
Dr Olivia Currie
Dr Tom Stewart
Dr Catherine Crofts
Professor Nigel Harris
Dr David Unwin
Dr Dion Enari
Dr Sierra Keung
Health issue:
Proposal type:
Health Delivery Project
Lay summary
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and prediabetes (PD) are a major challenge for the NZ health system. Disproportionately affecting Māori and Pacific people, it is a leading driver in health inequalities. There are no nation-wide effective and widely-adopted interventions, for managing these conditions in primary care. Our team along with community partners have co-created a PD/T2D lifestyle model of care, which we will evaluate and implement widely across NZ. Phase 1 is an audit and process evaluation of the model currently used in South Auckland and Taupō. Outcomes will guide initiative refinement. Phase 2 is the implementation of the refined model into one Auckland PHO (19 medical centres). Following a comprehensive dissemination plan and training of medical teams, Phase 3 will include ongoing implementation of the model of care more widely throughout NZ and a concurrent determination of the effectiveness, uptake and maintenance of this work.