Goals of the project
The PREVENT project’s goal is to prevent type 2 diabetes in children by working with pregnant women with type 2 diabetes and their families.
Educational tools will be created that cover common questions mothers and families have about recommendations for babies and toddlers on healthy living topics including nutrition, activity, sleep, screen time, parenting, and mental health to help set them up to live healthy lives.
First, the team in Alberta is using surveys and telephone interviews to find out what pregnant women and their partners want to know and how they’d prefer to receive the education. Using this information, the team will then work to develop and evaluate the educational modules for pregnant women and new moms. These new resources will be available nationally via the Resource Hub.