We have worked in the field of diabetes and pre-diabetes since the first CLAHRC Greater Manchester (2008-2013), where we worked with NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group to implement and evaluate lifestyle focussed interventions for people with Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) and Impaired Glucose Resistance (IGR).
Over more recent times our work has been focussed around Non-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia (NDH) and evaluating interventions aiming to reduce the longer-term onset of Diabetes. This involved working in collaboration with Hitachi Europe Int. and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust on the Comparison of Active Treatments for Impaired Glucose Regulation (CATFISH) service trial, where we investigated whether a web-enabled telephone health coaching intervention is an acceptable, efficient and effective means of encouraging lifestyle change among people with pre-diabetes. We also worked with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford City Council and NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, to provide an independent evaluation of their demonstrator diabetes prevention programme.
Following our local pre-diabetes evaluation, members of the CLAHRC Greater Manchester academic team in collaboration with University of Manchester colleagues have been successful in winning the bid to evaluate the National NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. DIPLOMA is a large scale four year evaluation, commissioned by the NIHR Health Service and Delivery Research panel in collaboration with Diabetes UK, NHS England and Public Health England.
For any further information about our work on diabetes and pre-diabetes please contact Michael Spence (Programme Manager).