Evaluation of type 2 diabetes lifestyle programme for women
Researchers are evaluating a structured lifestyle programme for women with type 2 diabetes.
A research team King’s College London’s Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery are now looking to start to establish its benefits of the Women’s Wellness with Type 2 Diabetes Program (WWDP).
They are looking for volunteers to take part in the 12-week structured lifestyle programme.
The Women’s Wellness with Diabetes Programme has merged two successful programmes: a Diabetes education programme in the UK and the Women’s Wellness programme in Australia.
Guided by a physical and electronic ‘book’ as well as virtual consultations from an experienced diabetes nurse via Skype or FaceTime, it aims to help women with the condition to achieve a healthy lifestyle and better control of their diabetes.
The study will evaluate what midlife women think of the new programme and if it improves their physical and emotional wellbeing, with the research being carried out in the UK and in Australia at the same time.
Researchers will examine whether women join the programme, stay with it and are happy to complete the study questionnaires. The information will then inform an estimation on how many women would be needed to take part in a bigger trial to see if the Women’s Wellness with Diabetes improves their health.
The study’s Patient Information Sheet states: “The Women’s Wellness with Diabetes Programme aims to help midlife women to feel well in their life and approach their diabetes positively so that these complications and negative feelings are avoided.
“Key to this is managing blood glucose levels and feelings so that women feel informed and in control of their health.”
Women with type 2 diabetes aged between 45 to 65 years are being encouraged to take part.
For more information, email Aya Temple or call 020 7848 3620.