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Diabetes Community Exercise Programme (DCEP) Study

The Diabetes Community Exercise Programme (DCEP) is an inter-professional, coordinated, patient-centred, whānau-supported package of care specifically developed to target Māori and Pacific people and those living in low socioeconomic areas.

Partnership – Rangapū | Acceptance - Manakohanga | Compassion - Aroha

DCEP combines twice weekly education with tailored exercise for 12 weeks, followed by an ongoing twice weekly maintenance exercise class. An inter-professional health team (physiotherapist, long-term condition nurse specialist, dietitians, pharmacists, podiatrists) provide a culturally safe and supportive environment to optimise exercise participation and self-management skills.

In this study we would like to find out how the Diabetes Community Exercise and education Programme (DCEP) (a 12 week exercise and education programme) compares to a well-researched education programme called DESMOND (a one-day, self-management education programme) for people with type II diabetes.

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Funding support

This project is funded by a Health Research Council (HRC) project grant. "Community exercise for long-term management of diabetes and multimorbidity" Primary investigator: Prof Leigh Hale (School of Physiotherapy)