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Table 3 Study phases and visit schedules for the intensive lifestyle intervention

From: Diabetes Intervention Accentuating Diet and Enhancing Metabolism (DIADEM-I): a randomised controlled trial to examine the impact of an intensive lifestyle intervention consisting of a low-energy diet and physical activity on body weight and metabolism in early type 2 diabetes mellitus: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Phase Timeline Individual Visit Schedule
1. Low Energy Diet + Physical Activity Weeks 1–12 Visit every 2 weeks
Dietitian (30 min/visit)
Exercise trainer (30 min/visit)
Physician review at baseline and on completion of Phase 1
2. Partial Low Energy Diet + Physical Activity Weeks 13–24 Visit every 2 weeks
Dietitian (30 min/visit)
Exercise trainer (30 min/visit)
Physician review on completion of Phase 2
3. Lifestyle change Weeks 25–48 Visit every 4 weeks
Dietitian (30 min/visit)
Exercise trainer (30 min/visit)
Physician review at 3-month and on completion of Phase 3
4. Follow-up Weeks 49–96 3 monthly visits for follow-up
Dietitian (30 min/visit)
Exercise trainer (30 min/visit)
Physician review at 3-month intervals and completion of Phase 4
5. Post Study Minimum 2 years post-study Review by weight management service
Collection of data via electronic medical records