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Lifestyle Program for Pacific

This study looks at the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk morbidity by implementing a lifestyle programme that will be tailored to reduce CVD risk and the co-existence of prediabetes in Pacific communities. The primary objective of the study is to examine the effects of a culturally adapted diabetes prevention lifestyle programme in participants who have prediabetes and other CVD risks (e.g. hypertension), with follow-up at 6 and 12 months from baseline. The objective is to reduce the burden of risk and prevent premature death from CVD risk and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), among Pacific peoples. It aims to; adapt the Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP), using a certified lifestyle change programme (PT2), to be culturally relevant for Tongan people living in NZ; implement the adapted intervention in Tongan adults aged 18-74 years; and Evaluate the uptake of this programme and explore mechanisms for long-term sustainability within the community context.