Stop Diabetes – knowledge-based solutions
The StopDia project develops and tests approaches to empower individuals to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. To achieve this we have combined individual and environment level strategies into a dual-process approach targeting both deliberative and automatic processes of behaviour.
In addition, we have identified barriers and facilitators of healthy lifestyle in the society, and created a model for early prevention by joint actions of health care, third sector and other societal actors, as well as developed methods to monitor cost-effectiveness of these actions.
StopDia consists of individual level (including digital and face-to-face solutions) and environment level interventions (including choice architecture strategies). We test the effectiveness of individual interventions in enhancing healthy lifestyle and in improving glucose tolerance in a one-year randomized controlled trial among 3 000 individuals at increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
We also assess the synergistic effects of individual and environmental interventions. In addition, cultural translation of main strategies will be initiated with participatory approach in major immigrant groups.