International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to global diabetes research

BRUSSELS, Belgium Nine new diabetes research projects will be funded for a total of $2 million over the next three years as part of the International Diabetes Federation's translational research grant program, BRIDGES.

The chosen projects address important issues in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes in different parts of the world.

"BRIDGES is a key program for IDF's work and mission. The support of translational research projects is critical in a world facing various global health challenges, including diabetes," said IDF president Jean Claude Mbanya.

The projects focus on such topics as lifestyle intervention to prevent Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, peer support, foot inspection for the visually impaired and the impact of motivational interviewing.

A full description of each project is available at www.idfbridges.org.