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Implementing effective lifestyle treatment for T2 Diabetes in primary care

Year:
2021
Duration:
36 months
Approved budget:
$1,399,938.00
Researchers:
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
,
Associate Professor Nigel Harris
,
Dr David Unwin
,
Mr Dion Enari
,
Dr Sierra Keung
Health issue:
Diabetes
Proposal type:
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.