Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 2 Issue 10

October 7, 2010

An assessment of lifestyle video education for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

October 7, 2010

Source: Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 01 August 2010, 23 (4) p.353-359

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Date of publication: August 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article evaluates the impact of a video based intervention for newly diagnosed patients on their changes in knowledge, biomedical indices and quality of life. It concludes that a video intervention increased diabetes knowledge amongst those newly diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and may be an effective educational intervention.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Long-term Effects of a Lifestyle Intervention on Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

October 7, 2010

Source: Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(17):1566-1575

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Date of publication:  Sept 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial is a 4 year, multicenter randomised clinical trial examining the effects of lifestyle intervention on changes in weight, fitness, and CVD risk factors.  This article reports that an intensive lifestyle intervention can produce sustained weight loss and improvements in fitness, glycemic control, and CVD risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Length of publication:  10 pages
 
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A school-based intervention for diabetes risk reduction

October 7, 2010

Source: New England Journal of Medicine, 2010, 363(5) p.443-453

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study reports the results of a multicomponent school-based program for children at risk of type 2 diabetes. Whilst the intevention did not result in greater decreases in the prevalence of obesity than the control group, it did provide greater reductions in various indexes of adiposity. These changes may reduce the risk of childhood onset of diabetes type 2.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Acknowledgement: HMIC


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October 7, 2010

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