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Research Programs

Changing Diabetes Barometer in Bangladesh

A joint research initiative of BADAS and Novo Nordisk Pharma (Pvt) Aim: To investigate the status of diabetes management, glycemic control and complications in people with diabetes in Bangladesh through web-based registry of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BADAS). Project Chairman: Prof A K Azad Khan Members of Starring Committee: Prof Zafar A Latif, Dr. M

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Pre-conception care through religious leaders (Marriage registrar/Kazis)

Goal: to improve community awareness on preconception care and prevention of NCDs, particularly GDM among newly married couples of Bangladesh through religious leaders  Target people: Newly married couples, Religious leaders (Kazis) and Health service providers (Physicians, Nurses and Educators)  Collaboration patterns: Diabetic Association of Bangladesh and the Ministry of Law and Justice Division, Government of

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Glycemic index of two varieties of rice

Aim: To observe the changes in glycemic levels of study participants before and after eating Minicate rice and Sonali low glycemic (LG) rice  Study Place: BIRDEM/ NHN Status: Complete  Funding: BADAS  Key points:  No significant difference was observed in mean blood glucose levels before and after eating Menicate rice and Sonali low glycemic (LG) rice. 

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Factors associated with different types of Retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes in Bangladeshi Population

A research initiative of Centre for Global Health Research  Study Place: BIRDEM Study design: Cross-sectional Study duration: 8 months  Number of participants: 1023 Status: Complete  Funding: CGHR, BADAS and University of Oslo Key points:  At the time of recruitment, 80.7% study participants were diagnosed with Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR) and rest 18.3% were diagnosed with

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