Ministry of Health to conduct a pilot study on a ‘Technology-Assisted Diabetes Prevention Programme’
The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will conduct a pilot study on the 'Development and Evaluation of a Technology-Assisted Diabetes Prevention Programme'. The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of text messaging (SMS) on the prevention of diabetes in the Mauritian population who are at high risk of developing the disease, especially Type2 diabetes.
The study will be undertaken in collaboration with Mauritius Telecom and with the assistance of Prof A. Ramachandran, Chairman of Dr A. Ramachandran's Diabetes Hospitals and President of India Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India.
The pilot study will target some 400 participants.