International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reinforces its support to translational research in diabetes with the second round of its funding program, Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems (BRIDGES).
Nine new diabetes research projects will be funded for a total of $2 million over the next 3 years as part of IDF’s translational research grant program, BRIDGES.
A total of 157 applications were considered for the second round of funding. The chosen projects address important issues in primary and secondary prevention of diabetes in different parts of the world.
“BRIDGES is a key program for IDF’s work and mission. The support of translational research projects is critical in a world facing various global health challenges, including diabetes,” IDF President Jean Claude Mbanya, said in a news release.
“Just like the first phase, this round of the program has a true global impact. The research carried out will have far reaching implications in Austria, China, Colombia, Haiti, India, the Philippines, South Africa and the United States,” Mbanya added.
The projects focus on topics such as lifestyle intervention to prevent type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, peer support, foot inspection for the visually impaired and the impact of motivational interviewing.