The campaign includes both diabetes awareness (educational leaflets)
and screening elements. The screening, which was conducted using the
FINDRISC (Finish Diabetes Risk Score) risk assessment, included the
consensual collection of personal data (identification, contact
details, socio-demographic and health data) that will be processed
strictly to the extent necessary. Once screened, and depending on the
outcome of the assessment, participants are offered the opportunity to
enrol to receive educational and motivational text messages,
an HbA1c test, or an appointment at the local in APDP
(specialized Diabetes healthcare centre) health centre.
The intervention, which is a collaboration between Cities Changing
Diabetes Lisboa and the Covid 19 Emergency Food Support Program of the
Municipality of Lisbon, strives to reach residents in the city who do
not currently have access to ongoing projects aimed at promoting
healthy behaviours and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.