Worldwide, the prevalences of diabetes and dementia are both increasing, particularly in older people.
Rates of diabetes in people with dementia are between 13 and 20 %. Diabetes management and diabetic self-care
may be adversely affected by the presence of dementia. There is a need to know what interventions work best in the
management of diabetes in people living with dementia (PLWD) in different settings and at different stages of the
dementia trajectory. The overall aim is to develop an explanatory account or programme theory about ‘what works’ in
the management of diabetes in people in what context and to identify promising interventions that merit further