An evaluation of patient participation groups for people with diabetes

April 29, 2009

Source: Practice Nursing 01 January 2009, 20 (1) p.41-46

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Survey

In a nutshell: In Southwark Primary care Trust, a study was carried out to evaluate 4 patient participation groups with a view to developing this service. Patients stated that the groups: 1) helped them manage their disease; 2) 45% said it helped them manage their medication; 3) 47% reported improved diet 4) 65% indicated they were helped to eat more healthily. The study recommended that access to meetings was improved and funding secured.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Exercise plus diet prevents type 2 diabetes

April 29, 2009

Source: Evidence Based Nursing, , 01 January 2009, 12 (1) p.11

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Review

In a nutshell: This study reviewed current research to assess whether exercise and diet (alone or in combination) could prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Using metaanalysis, this review indicated that diet and exercise decreased the incidence of Diabetes Type 2.

Length of publication: 1

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Web-based collaborative care for type 2 diabetes

April 29, 2009

Source: Diabetes Care , 01 February 2009, 32 (2) p.234-239

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Date of publication:2009

Publication type: Pilot Study of a randomised trial

In a nutshell: This is a pilot study of a randomised trial which tested the web based management of glycaemic control using a shared electronic reocrd with Diabetes Type 2 patients. This study concluded that shared information via web based collaboration improved care for these patients.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Individual patient education for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus

April 26, 2009

Source: Cochrane Database

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Systematic Review

In a nutshell: This review evaluates the impact of individual patient education on diabetic knowledge, psychosocial outcomes and metabolic control for people with type 2 diabetes. Studies included focussed on individual face-to-face interventions for at least 6 months. The review indicated a benefit of individual education on glycaemic control, but overall there appeared to be little evidence in favour of individual education as opposed to usual group education. Further research is needed.

Length of publication: 47

Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Developing an education programme for youths with Type 2 Diabetes

April 26, 2009

Source: The Diabetes Educator, 35 (1) p.108-116

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: This article reviews the effectiveness of the “Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth” (TOD(2)AY) diabetes education programme for young people and their families. 218 people were enrolled on the study. 75% of the participants were successful in mastering the course and the findings suggest that the TOD(2)AY course provides effective materials which engage young people and their families.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Costs and benefits associated with diabetes education: a review of the literature

April 26, 2009

Source: The Diabetes Educator, 35 (1), 72-96

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Review

In a nutshell: This review considered the literature relating to the proposed benefits and economic viability of diabetes education programmes. The reviewers concluded that the benefits for individuals in terms of self management and lifestyle with diabetes outweighed the potential costs of diabetes education.

Length of publication: 24

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Continuous glucose monitoring and accelerometer technology in exercising individuals with type 2 diabetes

April 26, 2009

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing 01 February 2009, 18 (3) p.373-383

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Date of publication: 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This multi-method study aimed to develop role model data to motivate Diabetes Type 2 patients to exercise. The study involved multi-methods, including description of Continuous Glucose Monitoring System data and role model CGMS graphs, a monitor to measure exercise and participant interviews to explore their experiences of the monitors and their feelings about the data. Following exercise, glucose levels were lowered and this motivated participants to continue with the exercise regime. The findings suggest that such visual representations could be used to motivate individuals.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl