PDM: MNT and Anthropometric Outcomes (2022-23)

Author and Year:
Lim S, Ong K, Johal J, et al. 2022
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Article Title:
A Smartphone App-Based Lifestyle Change Program for Prediabetes (D'LITE Study) in a Multiethnic Asian Population: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Lim S, Ong K, Johal J, Han C, Yap Q, Chan Y, Zhang Z, Chandra C, Thiagarajah A, Khoo C
Frontiers in Nutrition
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Eligible participants included those aged 21-75 years, diagnosed with prediabetes, with a BMI of 23.0 kg/m2 or more, who owned a smartphone and provided written informed consent. Prediabetes was defined as impaired fasting glucose of 6.1-6.9 mmol/L or IGT with 2-h plasma glucose of 7.8-11.0 mmol/L after a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test.
Exclusion Criteria:
Exclusion criteria included diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes, heart failure, advanced kidney disease, depression, severe cognitive deficits, untreated hypothyroidism, pregnancy, untreated anemia, known thalassemia or other blood disorders
Research Purpose:
To assess whether a smartphone app-based lifestyle intervention program would lead to weight loss, normoglycemia and improved metabolic indices in a multiethnic Asian population with prediabetes.
Blinding efforts:
Not reported.
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Please specify names of funders:
Singapore Ministry of Health’s National Medical Council