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PIP: Prediabetes intervention package in primary care

Research Project

originally posted by WM Admin on 14 December 2016 and updated 15 August 2018


"Prediabetes and diabetes screening is recommended as part of cardiovascular risk assessment in New Zealand, but there is no formal evidence-based lifestyle interventions in place for people found to have prediabetes. This gap has been identified nationally... 

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research has teamed up with Health Hawke’s Bay Primary Health Organisation to undertake an implementation research project to bridge this health service and research gap. Other important contributors are Hawke's Bay District Health Board and Sport Hawke's Bay.

The proposed research will contribute to workforce and capability, and is patient focused".

The study aims to compare the effect of a multilevel, primary care-based, prediabetes lifestyle intervention, with current practice on weight and HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin, a measure of blood glucose control), in patients with prediabetes at six months.


In Progress


Hawkes Bay



Ministry of Health
Hawkes Bay Medical Research Foundation
New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD)


Kirsten J. Coppell
Kiri Sharp
Jo Norton
Lisa Whitehead
Trudy Sullivan

Research Abstracts

Making dietary changes following a diagnosis of prediabetes: A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators

The effectiveness of a primary care nursing-led dietary intervention for prediabetes: A mixed methods pilot study