Behaviour change techniques targeting diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: What’s the evidence?

Start Date: 
September 18, 2017

10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

Health Evidence will be hosting a 60 minute webinar examining the behaviour change techniques (BCTs) and features of dietary and physical activity interventions associated with reducing HbA1c and body weight in people with type 2 diabetes.

Kevin Cradock, PhD student, National University of Ireland, Galway will be leading the session and presenting findings from his recent systematic review:

Cradock K, OLaighin G, Finucane F, Gainforth H, Quinlan L, & Ginis K. (2017). Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 18.

Changing diet and physical activity behaviour is one of the cornerstones of type 2 diabetes treatment, but changing behaviour is challenging. The objective of this study was to identify behaviour change techniques (BCTs) and intervention features of dietary and physical activity interventions for patients with type 2 diabetes that are associated with changes in HbA1c and body weight. Thirteen RCTs were identified. Diet and physical activity interventions achieved clinically significant reductions in HbA1c at three and six months, but not at 12 and 24 months. Specific BCTs and intervention features identified may inform more effective structured lifestyle intervention treatment strategies for type 2 diabetes.

Registration has been set-up through WebEx. For more information, and to register, go to the WebEx webpage.