diabetes • physical activity • hypertension • eating patterns • vascular risk
My research focuses on the prevention and management of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes. I am leading a clinical trial comparing the effects of prescribing step count targets (by physicians) in adults with diabetes or hypertension to look at effects on blood vessle stiffness. I am leading a study to develop and test a meal preparation-eating and activity education program to reduce diabetes risk in ladies who have had diabetes in pregnancy. I am also leading a study to see if the partners of women who have had diabetes in pregnancy are also at higher risk for diabetes. Finally, I am leading a study looking at how the degree of walkability of a neighbourhood is related to how much people with diabetes actually walk.
Pace R et al. Conjoint associations of gestational diabetes and hypertension with diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease in parents: A retrospective cohort study. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Nov 15;186(10):1115-1124. PMID: 29149255.
Dasgupta K et al. Physician step prescription and monitoring to improve ARTERial health (SMARTER): A randomized controlled trial in patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017 May;19(5):695-704 . Epub 2017 Feb 22. PMID: 28074635.
Dasgupta K et al. Carotid femoral pulse wave velocity in type 2 diabetes and hypertension: capturing arterial health effects of step counts. J Hypertens. 2017 May;35(5):1061-1069. PMID: 28129250.
Dasgupta K et al. Gestational diabetes mellitus in mothers as a diabetes predictor in fathers: A retrospective cohort analysis. Diabetes Care. 2015 Sep;38(9):e130-110.2337/dc15-0855. Epub 2015 Jun 26. PMID: 26116719.
Leong A, Rahme E, Dasgupta K. Spousal diabetes as a diabetes risk factor: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Med. 2014 Jan 24;12:1210.1186/1741-7015-12-12. Review. PMID: 24460622.