X-PERT Programme Structured Education for people with Diabetes

July 9, 2009

Source:   Diabetes UK

Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type
:  Case study

In a nutshell:   The X PERT education programme includes 6 weekly sessions (tailored to groups needs), based on activation, discovery learning and empowerment. It  was devised for people with Type 2 Diabetes and was delivered in several community venues within Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale, Lancashire. The programme attracted a cultural mix of people from different educational and economic backgrounds. It is now being rolled out in the UK and Ireland.

Length of publication: 
 1 web page

Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK


Sheffield patients to benefit from new diabetes service

July 9, 2009

Source:   Sheffield Health

Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type
:  News story

In a nutshell:   A community-based specialist diabetes support team has been launched by Central Sheffield GP Consortium, a cluster of 28 practices working together to improve services for patients in the centre of the city.
The groundbreaking team will not only deliver specialist support clinics in the community but provide training for GP practice nurses to provide ongoing diabetic care for patients who currently have to attend hospital outpatient clinics.

Length of publication: 
 1 page

Some important notes:  Includes a link to ‘Contact us’ for more information about the project.

Acknowledgement: NHS Diabetes


Diabetes experiences revealed through online survey

July 9, 2009

Source:   Diabetes UK

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Date of publication:  29 May 2009

Publication type
:  News story

In a nutshell:   During July and August 2008 Diabetes UK ran an online survey about people’s views and experiences of diabetes found that the majority of participants had no problems with the idea of injecting insulin should they need to. There were 2,390 respondents, including 1,412 people with Type 2 diabetes and 873 with Type 1.

Length of publication:  Web page

Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK


Maslaha

July 9, 2009

Source:   Diabetes UK

Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type
:  Case study

In a nutshell:  Maslaha was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust to develop a new web based and DVD resource to engage Muslim patients in order to tackle the low rates of access to healthcare within the Muslim community and improve self management. This is a good example of shared practice because a wide range of stakeholders were engaged including patients and healthcare professionals.

Length of publication:  1 web page

Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK


The Diabetes Prevention Program

July 9, 2009

Source:    Diabetes Educator, March 2009, 35 (2)

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Date of publication:  March 2009

Publication type:  Journal articles

In a nutshell:  This issue includes a number of articles which outline the Diabetes Prevention Program and different ways of translating this into effective practice within the community. 

Length of publication:   Various

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement   Cinahl


Experience of continuity of care of patients with multiple long-term conditions in England.

July 9, 2009

Source:   J Health Serv Res Policy. 2009 Apr;14(2):82-7.

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Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type
:  Qualitative research

In a nutshell:   The authors undertook qualitative semi-structured interviews to examine patients’ experiences of continuity of care in the context of different long-term conditions and models of care, and to explore implications for the future organization care of long-term conditions. They conclude that continuity experiences, meanings and expectations, as well as barriers and facilitators, are influenced by the model of care rather than type of condition.

Length of publication: 
 1 page (original research = 5 pages)

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: PubMed


Effectiveness of diabetes self-management education intervention elements

July 9, 2009

Title: Effectiveness of diabetes self-management education intervention elements: a meta-analysis

Source:  Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 01 March 2009, 33 (1) p.18-26

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Date of publication:  March 2009

Publication type:  Meta-analysis

In a nutshell:   This analysis examines differences in knowledge, self-management behaviours and metabolic control associated with diabetes self-management education (DSME) interventions. It highlights differences in outcomes for number of sessions, duration of intervention and provision of booster sessions.  It is useful to inform the design and development of effective DSME interventions. 

Length of publication:  8 pages

Acknowledgement  Cinahl