Social Media-Delivered Lifestyle Interventions Among Individuals Living with Diabetes and Prediabetes: A Scoping Review

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: There is a lack of synthesized evidence on social media-delivered lifestyle interventions for managing and preventing diabetes. This scoping review aims to evaluate recently reported lifestyle interventions delivered on social media for individuals with diabetes and prediabetes. Recent Findings: Twelve studies were included in this review. A team of multidisciplinary healthcare professionals coordinated most interventions, half of which lasted for 6 months, and used a combination of videos, texts, images or audio to deliver the educational materials. The glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level improved in most of the studies, followed by diabetes self-care and fasting plasma glucose. The dietary intakes were only assessed in two interventions among the individuals with prediabetes and showed promising improvements. Summary: This scoping review provides a holistic overview of the recent designs of lifestyle interventions for diabetes management and prevention on social media. This is essential for various healthcare professionals and stakeholders to formulate and implement population-based, cost-effective interventions in combating diabetes using social media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-732
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Nutrition Reports
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Lifestyle Intervention
  • Prediabetes
  • Social Media

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