Field test of two alternative methods for diabetes: a pilot study to expand screening at the population level


  • Dr Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz

    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Project summary

Antonio has a particular interest in non-communicable disease epidemiology, especially in obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes. His Fellowship focuses on the development and validation of several screening tools to detect type 2 diabetes. By developing blood-test-free new approaches for early subclinical identification of autonomic dysfunction, Antonio believes it is possible to create an algorithm to detect glucose metabolism disorders in early stages of the disease. This is particularly valid in resource-constrained settings, where many of the existing tests are expensive, requiring well-trained personnel and active patient participation. Data generated will be useful for creating appropriate interventions in this context.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.