Research centres needed to trial new diabetes programme for black people
Research centres are being sought to participate in a clinical trial which will evaluate the outcomes and cost effectiveness of a diabetes self-management programme for Black African-Caribbean adults with type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Eating & Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (HEAL-D) has been culturally tailored for the targeted communities and now Dr Louise Goff is looking to see how the programme she has developed works among members of the public.
It consists of seven, two-hour sessions which deliver group-based culturally-tailored education, behaviour change support, and participatory physical activity.
HEAL-D was originally evaluated as a face-to-face programme which was delivered in community settings, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has now been adapted for remote delivery using video conferencing.
HEAL-D face-to-face has been evaluated in a feasibility RCT (funded by NIHR).