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Diabetes, Psychiatry & Psychology

Diabetes, Psychiatry & Psychology

The Diabetes, Psychiatry, & Psychology Research Group is a multidisciplinary team. The group is part of the Psychological Medicine Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and Diabetes Clinical Academic Groups of King's Health Partners (KHP) crossing the interface between psychiatry and medicine.

The group has a unique and internationally recognised collaboration with the Diabetes Research Group at KHP.

 Please see the below for our research projects, and research group for more information about our research interests. 


Current Research Projects:

Evidence synthesis of psychological interventions to improve motivation for self-management in type 1 and type 2 diabetes | An update of previous systematic reviews and meta-analyses conducted in the department (Ismail, Winkley & Rabe-Hesketh, 2004; Winkley, Landau, Eisler, Ismail, 2006; Alam, Sturt, Lall, Winkley, 2006). Follow the link for more information and study protocol. 


Diabetes Stopwatch | The Diabetes Stopwatch project is a randomised controlled, feasibility trial comparing an e-health lifestyle intervention, delivered via wearable technology and a smartphone application, to usual care in those at risk of type 2 diabetes. We will assess the effectiveness of the intervention in improving outcomes in patients who are at risk of type 2 diabetes.


DIMEs | Diabetes Insulin Management Education study (DIMEs) is a NIHR funded study.  A mixed research methods project to develop a psychological intervention integrated into insulin start groups, addressing barriers to insulin initiation. 


PODS | A study integrating care for peoplpe with diabetes in community mental health settings. 


3DLC | 3 Dimensions for Long-term Conditions (3DLC) will combine the physical treatment which people receive for their LTCs with psychological treatments such as motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). Watch here for an interview with the researchers working on this project.  


MOVE-IT | A multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of enhanced motivational interviewing with usual care for reducing cardiovascular risk (MOVE-IT)


SOUL-D | The SOUth London Diabetes (SOUL-D) Study is a prospective cohort study of the association between depression and diabetes outcomes in people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.


Previous Research Projects:

3 Dimensions of Care for Diabetes service (3DFD)  | Winner of 3 Quality in Care Awards in 2011

D-6 Diabetes 6 (D6) is a cluster randomised controlled trial in the NIHR programme `Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Improving Diabetes Outcomes'





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