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UNC and Shanghai collaborate on promising models for the global challenge of diabetes

February 3, 2020

Researchers from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Peers for Progress have collaborated with colleagues in Shanghai on a paper showing the contributions of peer support to diabetes management, published today in Translational Behavioral Medicine. This paper is part of a special section of the journal devoted to prevention and management of diabetes in varied international settings – China, India, South Africa, Sweden and Uganda.

If the 463 million people across the globe with diabetes were a country, they would constitute the third-largest in the world, behind India and China but well ahead of the United States. This represents dramatic increases in the percentages of people with diabetes – many of whom do not know they have the disease – and reflects parallel increases in obesity around the world. The continued growth of diabetes, along with other chronic diseases, is most dramatic in low- and middle-income countries, but it…


WellDoc® Announces Results of a Collaborative Study Showing Sustained Patient Engagement through the Use of BlueStar® and Lay Coaching

 – Data Unveiled During Poster Presentation at the
American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions –
– Collaboration in a Primary Care Setting Supports a New Model of Care –
Baltimore, MD – June 11, 2016 – Digital health technology leader WellDoc® today announced results from a real-world study designed to evaluate the feasibility and reach of using a lay coach in conjunction with BlueStar® mobile prescription therapy to provide ongoing self-management support for people living with type 2 diabetes in a primary care setting. The data were featured via a poster presented today at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 76th Scientific Sessions, taking place now at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This study represented a unique collaboration among a technology company, an academic partner, a health plan innovation office and a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practice. Lay coaches provided telephone support and…


Transforming Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in China: The Shanghai Integration Model

On March 24, 2016, the Shanghai Eighth People’s Hospital hosted a Chinese nationwide continuing education conference focused around two topics: Shanghai Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Service System – Regional Hospital Cooperation Projects and Shanghai Integration Model of Diabetes Management. This meeting will play a formative role in the development of a regional diabetes prevention and treatment service system in Shanghai’s Xuhui district, and the implementation of a diabetes management project in the area to improve the health outcomes of community residents and urban public health security.

The Shanghai Metabolic Diseases/Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Service System development project was initiated by Weiping Jia, president of Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital. Project participants include the disease control department of Shanghai’s Health and Family Planning Commission, Shanghai’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai’s Eye Disease…

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