Blended lifestyle care for people with type-2 diabetes
Unhealthy lifestyle drives of the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Thus, lifestyle modification should take centre stage in its treatment. DIABLEND is the first phase of the “Den Haag Diabetes Remission programme”. The latter will include a large-scale study on a personalised and tailored strategy for achieving T2D remission using lifestyle programmes based on the physical, mental, behavioural and socio-economic characteristics of the individual with T2D. The major goal of the programme is to develop an ecosystem for personalised lifestyle optimisation in people with T2D on a large scale.
In DIABLEND, the aim is to develop and test an integrated approach for personalised lifestyle optimisation in people with T2D in The Hague (Diabetes Remission framework, DRF) on a small scale, focused on two deprived neighbourhoods in The Hague: Schilderswijk and Bouwlust-Vrederust. The project will start from existing tools/platforms and aims to integrate and innovate towards an ecosystem that can be implemented for thousands of persons with T2D in the “Den Haag Diabetes Remission programme” (beyond the current project). Therefore, the DRF will be designed in collaboration with relevant partners and stakeholders. Essential elements of the DRF are: use and personalised blending of home-measurements, generation of a personalised menu of locally, easily accessible lifestyle interventions, and implementation of coaching and e-health options (Diabox).
It is of importance to start with assessment of the current local diabetes care system, and design a framework that fits with the needs, capabilities and preferences of citizen-patients (WP1). Outcome of WP1 will tailor the design of the DRF (WP2) and the Diabox (WP3). In WP4 (elements of the) DRF and Diabox will be tested in several small user groups. Finally, WP5 will focus on the living environment. The lessons learnt and output from DIABLEND will be disseminated (WP6) through the Lifestyle4Health platform.