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Culturally Tailored Nutrition Therapy To Improve Dietary Adherence of Type 2 Diabetes Patients in Benin, Africa

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Funding Fogarty Program

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA)

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Culturally Tailored Nutrition Therapy To Improve Dietary Adherence of Type 2 Diabetes Patients in Benin, Africa

Principal Institution

University of Arizona

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Alaofe, Halimatou

Project Contact Information

Email: halaofe@email.arizona.edu

Year(s) Awarded

2022–2027

Country

Benin

Project Description

Most patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Benin have difficulty adjusting their diet to reach their target glycated hemoglobin level (HbA1c), increasing their risk of complications. Through training and research activities, a culturally tailored medical nutrition therapy (MNT) will be used to improve dietary adherence and health outcomes, thus reducing the disease burden of this high-risk population. If successful, this study may be included in future multi-component self-management interventions and be of immediate benefit to clinics.

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