Raising diabetes awareness and enhancing preventive measures for newly married women and for women at risk of diabetes in ten urban slum areas of Delhi and improving access to diabetes care for these women.
This project builds on the structures and community ownership built up through a previous project, WDF14-911.
The project will educate groups of women regarding nutrition, overweight, obesity, physical activity, T2DM/GDM and its risks. In the preparatory phase, a KAP survey will be conducted and women to be targeted (newly married women, women at risk of diabetes and women with diabetes or prediabetes) identified in the ten targeted urban slum areas where WDF14-911 was implemented. Regular awareness-raising sessions for selected women will be conducted as well as screening camps.
The project is innovative in its approach as it targets mother-in-law/daughter-in-law pairs for prevention. In this cultural setting, these pairs traditionally share the kitchen and have a big influence on the nutrition of the entire family. Women with diabetes who are detected in the screening camps will be referred to trained doctors in the target areas. Community Health Workers will also be trained to work as change agents to ensure sustainability of the intervention.
- 9,600-10,000 women screened for diabetes risks (anthropometric measures, random blood sugar screening).
- 9,600 women in pairs (mother-in-law / daughter-in-law pairs) provided with 12 training sessions on HIP, diabetes, obesity/overweight and nutrition (120 half day sessions over 18 months) and reached with bi-monthly awareness SMSs.
- 120 health and screening camps conducted in 10 urban slum areas with an estimated population of 221,000.
- 450 CHWs trained in diabetes and HIP prevention, screening and care.
- 50 doctors provided with training in diabetes and HIP prevention, screening, management and referral.