Impact of Experience Sharing on Type 2 Diabetes

Persons with type 2 diabetes are on the increase in Norway and worldwide. The increase is obvious and dramatic and associated with the change of eating habits and sedentary lifestyles. Lifestyle-related disease can lead to poorer quality of life for the individual, and to high costs for health care, and it is important to develop effective lifestyle measures. Research has shown a short-term effect of improved blood glucose control, but there is a need to develop measures to show that this effect persists.

The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of social media on diabetes health outcomes and self-efficacy. Participants will use a mobile phone based intensive lifestyle intervention to promote and share practical experiences with other patients.

Funding

Helse Nord RHF, NST.

Project participants

Eirik Årsand, e-mail: email hidden; JavaScript is required, tel.: +47 992 43 592.

Gerd Ersdal, e-mail: email hidden; JavaScript is required, tel.: +47 915 71 915.

Taridzo Chomutare, e-mail: email hidden; JavaScript is required, tel.: +47 476 80 032.

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Last updated

7 February 2020