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Research Programs

Knowledge and Care regarding GDM among Bangladeshi Population

A joint research initiative of Preconception Care through Religious Leaders project of Centre for Global Health Research and SAFES, Bangladesh It was the first epidemiological study to assess the knowledge and Care regarding GDM among Bangladeshi Population Study Place: BIRDEM, NHN, HCDP, BADAS Affiliated Associations, BSMMU and 5 Govt. Medical Colleges Study design: Observational Study

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GIFTs Mother and Child Health Study

Mother and Child Health Research Program in Bangladesh is a part of GIFTS “Genomic and lifestyle predictors of fetal outcome relevant to diabetes and obesity and their relevance to prevention strategies in South Asian people” study.  Chief Investigators: Prof. Graham Hitman & Prof Akhtar Hussain Principal Investigator: Prof AK Azad Khan Coordinator: Bishwajit Bhowmik Research

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Diabetes Prevention Intervention Study (DPIS)

A joint research initiative of BADAS and University of Oslo (UIO), Norway Study Place: Two Institutions of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (BIRDEM, NHN) Study design: Randomized Control Trial   Study duration: 18 months Funding: UIO & BADAS Status: complete  Key points:  First randomized control trial to prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Person with IGT  in Bangladesh

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Chandra Rural Diabetes Study

A joint research initiative of BADAS and University of Oslo (UIO), Norway Study place: Chandra, Gazipur Study design: cross-sectional Study time & participants: 1999 (4757), 2004 (3981), 2009 (2376) Funding: BADAS & UIO  Status: Planning for a new study Key points:  It was the first follow study to observe the prevalence and incidence of diabetes

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