Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 2 Issue 11

December 7, 2010
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NICE publish draft version of diabetes quality standard

December 7, 2010

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: Nov 2010

Publication type: Web site

In a nutshell: NICE have published their draft version of the quality standard on diabetes to coincide with World Diabetes Day. It is currently out for consultation until 16 December 2010. The draft quality standard contains 15 statements each with quality measures demonstrating how best practice in diabetes care should look.

Length of publication: 1 pages

Acknowledgement: NHS Evidence – Health Management News Alert


Social inequalities in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, control and monitoring

December 7, 2010

Title: Do social inequalities exist in terms of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, control and monitoring of diabetes? A
systematic review

Source: Health & Social Care in the Community, 01 November 2010, 18 (6) p.572-587

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Date of publication: 1st November 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review of diabetes healthcare in diabetes in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries shows that socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities are apparent even in economically developed countries which have universal healthcare systems in place.

Length of publication: 15 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: Cinahl


Effects of nordic walking and exercise in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial

December 7, 2010

Source: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 01 September 2010, 20(5) p.355-361

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Date of publication: 1st Sept 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This RCT assessed the efficacy of Nordic Walking and Exercise on Prescription when compared with standard information on physical activity on the management of type 2 diabetes. It concluded that Nordic walking or Exercise on Prescription did not significantly improve HbA1c either at the end of the program or follow-up.

Length of publication: 6 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: Cinahl


Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Training on Hemoglobin A1c Levels

December 7, 2010

Source: JAMA. 2010;304(20):2253-2262.

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Date of publication: Nov 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This randomised controlled trial examined the benefits of aerobic training alone, resistance training alone, and a combination of both on individuals with type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that a combination of aerobic and resistance training compared with the nonexercise control group improved HbA1c levels. This was not achieved by aerobic or resistance training alone.

Length of publication: 10 pages

Some Important Notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you would like to access the full text. Please follow this link to contact your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: ModernMedicine


Low goal ownership predicts drop-out from a weight intervention study in overweight patients with type 2

December 7, 2010

Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 01 September 2010, 17(3) p.176-181

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Date of publication: 1st September 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the psychological predictors of drop-out from a weight reduction study in people with diabetes type 2. The article indicates that ‘goal ownership’ prior to commencement could be used to identify those motivated to participate and identify those who have low motivation.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Acknowledgement: Cinahl


One care home resident admitted to hospital every 25 minutes

December 7, 2010

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: November 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The report, ‘Diabetes in care homes – Awareness, screening, training’, found that one care home resident with diabetes is admitted to hospital every 25 minutes and that six out of ten care homes in England, that have residents with diabetes, fail to provide any training to their staff about the condition.

Length of publication: 29p pdf