Eligibility Criteria

Study status: Delivering intervention

Inclusion criteria:

  • South Asian
  • Waist circumference≥100cm OR HbA1c≥6.0%;
  • Male or Female
  • Age 40-70 years.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Known type 1 or 2 diabetes
  • Fasting glucose≥7.0 mmol/L or HbA1c ≥6.5%
  • Normal or underweight (body mass index<22kg/m2)
  • Pregnant or planning pregnancy
  • Unstable residence or planning to leave the area
  • Serious illness
  • Lack of capacity to consent

The iHealth-T2D will recruit 3,600 South Asian men and women aged 40-70 years with central obesity or prediabetes to take part of the study. The patient recruitment will take place in United Kingdom, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. If you choose to join this study, you will take part for a period of 4 years. During this period you will either be part of the intervention group or control group. The group you are allocated to will be decided by a process called randomisation. This means that you will be randomly assigned to a group, having an equal chance of being allocated to any of the two groups and you will not be able to choose the group you are in.

RANDOMISATION FOR INTERVENTION OR CONTROL GROUP

Intervention GroupControl Group
1 initial session with our Community Health Worker follow by 21 contact sessions over 12 months1 single session with our Community Health Worker over 12 months
3 follow-up sessions; 1 time a year3 follow-up sessions; 1 time a year