Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 1 Issue 7

August 7, 2009
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Patients’ perceptions and experiences of transitions in diabetes care

August 7, 2009

Source:   Health Expectations, 12 (2) p.138-148

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Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: 20 patients with type 2 diabetes in Lothian were interviewed about their long term experiences of diabetes care/reviews since transferred from secondary to primary care. Patients perceived the transferrence of care as a mixed blessing. It concludes that patients should be educated about their care pathways and reassured regarding the quality of primary care received.

Length of publication:  10 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Interprofessional capacity building in diabetic foot management

August 7, 2009

Source:   British Journal of Nursing 18 (13) p.804-810

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Date of publication:  July 2009

Publication type:  Review article

In a nutshell:   This article considers issues relating to the management of the diabetic foot and the development of interdisciplinary relationships between allied health professionals  with a view to delivering more holistic long term care.

Length of publication:  6 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Developing and using care plans in type 2 diabetes

August 7, 2009

Source:   Practice Nurse, 37 (10) p.36-39

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Date of publication:  May 2009

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This article indicates that the use of care plans by practice nurses can help patients feel supported to self care. It outlines the necessity with reference to a range of UK evidence and guidance including the NSF, “Our health, Our care, Our Say”, the NHS Modernisation Agency and the Audit Commission. The article also provides a model for an effective approach to improvement.

Length of publication:  3 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


A randomized trial about glycemic index and glycemic load improves outcomes among adults with type 2 diabetes

August 7, 2009

Source:   Health Education & Behavior 36 (3) p.615-626

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Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:   A 9 week intervention assessed diet, knowledge, expectations, self-efficacy and empowerment   regarding GI & GL in adults age 40-70 years old with type 2 diabetes. The findings indicate that nutrition education regarding GI & GL can improve diabetes management.

Length of publication:  9 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Our pledge to deliver personalised care

August 7, 2009

Source:   Healthier Horizons – This Vision: One Year On

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Date of publication:  July 2009

Publication type:  Case study

In a nutshell:   NHS Central Lancashire have developed the PACE model, (Personalised, Advanced, Care, Environments) to deliver responsive and flexible care. This study shows the PACE model in action at the Minerva Health Centre, bringing a range of health service together to meet the needs of people with long terms conditions like Diabetes.

Length of publication:  1 page

Acknowledgement:  NHS Northwest


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August 7, 2009

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