AWM: Interventions in Primary Care or Outpatient Settings (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Barratt R, Frost G, et al, 2008
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Article Title:
A randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of an intensive lifestyle intervention v. standard care in adults with type 2 diabetes immediately after initiating insulin therapy.
Barratt R, Frost G, Millward D, Truby H
The British Journal of Nutrition
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
All potential participants had a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and were within 4 weeks of starting insulin therapy. Subjects were included if they had a BMI > 27 and < 50 kg/m2, aged between 18–75 years, able to read and understand written English and able to give informed consent.
Exclusion Criteria:
Exclusion criteria were the presence of co-morbidities that may affect nutritional intake such as inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, or renal or liver disease. Individuals receiving medication to assist with weight loss such as Reductil or Orlistat were also excluded. Females were excluded if they were pregnant, lactating or planning a pregnancy.
Research Purpose:
The primary aim of the present study was to investigate, using a randomised controlled design, whether an intensive programme of dietetic lifestyle and weight management advice could be effective in reducing weight gain (achieving weight maintenance) over the first 6 months of insulin treatment in adults with T2D.
Blinding efforts:
See ROB 2
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Source(s) of Funding:
Not reported
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