Accelerating Best Practices in Peer Support Around the World

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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…


The Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program


The Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program (KDPP) is a peer-led group based lifestyle intervention, aimed at individuals who are at high risk of developing. Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly prevalent in India, with more than 60 million now estimated to have the disease. In the southern state of Kerala Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 20% of the population, and as many people are estimated to be at high risk of developing the disease. This has earned Kerala the dubious reputation as the “Diabetes capital of India”.

The implementation and evaluation of KDPP is being led by Professor Brian Oldenburg from the University of Melbourne in Australia and by Professor Thankappan from the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Trivandrum, Kerala. Professors Oldenburg and Thankappan developed the program in collaboration with Peers for Progress Global Director Ed Fisher.

The program is designed to encourage positive lifestyle changes…


A Taiwanese Approach to Peer Support

April 29, 2013

With support from the government, as well as diabetes experts and patient communities, patient support groups in Taiwan have grown in number significantly. To date, there are more than 450 patient support groups across the island, serving over 1.5 million people with diabetes. These support groups provide opportunities for people with diabetes to connect and learn from each other and one of their main functions is to provide social and emotional support. However, the group support model alone provides a limited range of interactions and inadequately promotes ongoing interaction among participants.

In early 2013, the Taiwanese Association of Diabetes Educators (TADE), headed by Dr. Neng Chun Yu, kicked off an initiative to work with their domestic partners and Peers for Progress (PfP) to promote and enhance peer support. The initiative has outlined three key strategies:

Clearly define roles of a clinical team and peer supporter (patient experts)

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