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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.

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)