Maritime Health Research and Education-NET/The International Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension Research Group/Diabetes T2 and Hypertension Research and Education plan 2030

Diabetes Type 2 and Hypertension Research and Educational plan 2023-2032Edit

The 10-years research and educational plan constitutes a core issue for "Preventing Social Inequity in Health at Sea" with high priority in the MAHRE-Net program. The content of the educational topics and research projects should be discussed and revised at pre-seminar maritime health meetings when ever possible. Educational programs with good effect and studies should be presented, published and implemented in the countries.

A International
1 Annual International Research and Education Seminars.
2 Revise the International ILO Guide medical examinations for seafarers
3 Establish T2D and HTN international/national data register
4 Revision of the WHO International Medical Guide for Ships
5 Revision of the Ships Medical Chest
B Multi faceted health promotion “Sustainable ship”guidelines
1 Knowledge and practice of what works review study
2 Strategic diferentiated education and training for the social groups
C Education and training health promotion
1 Education program on knowledge and practice T2D & HTN
2 Development online educational- and training materials T2D and HTN
3 Implementation, evaluation and revision of online materials
4 Establish the "International Maritime Public Health School"
D Accuracy of screening and follow-up for T2D
1 Accuracy of glucose meters for seafarers own control on board
2 Accuracy and costs of glucose meters for screening in clinics
3 Accuracy and costs of non-invasive glucose meters screening
4 Clinical applicability and cost-effectiveness of DIABSCORE
E Accuracy of screening and follow-up for HTN
F Epidemiological multicenter studies
1 Monitoring T2D and hypertension (HTN) from the Screening program
2 Loss of working years for seafarers with T2D and HTN
3 Co-morbidity for T2D and HTN (mental, CVD, feet, vision)
4 Seafarers selection out of cohort due to HTN and T2D
5 Seafarers' lack compliance with the advice and need for booster training
G Electronic Data Capture Software:
1 Google Forms, other
H Workplace risk factors
1 Work risk factors like stress, strain, shift-work for T2D and HTN risk
2 Workplace stigma and discrimination for T2D and HTN
I How to continue working at sea with T2D and HTN
1 Guide to manage T2D znd HTN at the workplaces at sea
J Best clinical practices for maritime T2D and HTN diagnostics
1 Guidelines for T2D and HTN diagnostics (A1C, FPG)
2 Program for the newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes seafarers (ILO)*
3 Best care practices for T2D/HTN seafarers at work and home
K Non-pharm maritime intervention
1 Review of effect workplace interventions T2D HTN
L Pharmacological and non-pharm T2D/HTN Interventions
1 Review of pharmacological intervention study effects
2 Review of combined pharm/non-pharm intervention study effects
3 Protocol for combined pharm and non-pharm intervention study effects
M Financial costs for HTN and T2D
1 Loss of workability and compensation costs
2 Medical treatment and diagnostics cost for HTN, T2D and co-morbidities
3 Review and Guidelines to reduce inappropriate laboratory testing

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