Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 2 Issue 3

March 7, 2010
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Standards Revised for Diabetes Self-Management Education

March 7, 2010

Source: Modernmedicine

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Date of publication: 21st January 2010

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: A US task force, including diabetes educators, researchers and clinicians, has produced the first update of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) since 2000. The new standards have been published in a supplement of the January issue of Diabetes Care – click here for full text [8 page pdf].

Length of publication: one page


Six years on: Delivering the Diabetes NSF

March 7, 2010

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication:  February 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This document updates Diabetes commisioners about the work undertaken over the past 12 months and highlights key intiatives and case studies relating to each of the 12 NSF Standards. The emphasis is on prevention of type 2 diabetes, innovation and ensuring that resources are used effectively.

Length of publication: 34 pages


PCT Google Map for telehealth

March 7, 2010

Source: DH Care Networks

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Date of publication:  February 2010

Publication type: Newsletter

In a nutshell: This January 2010 edition of the DH Care Networks Telecare e-newsletter includes an item on telehealth in the 152 PCTs in England. There are links to information about who has commenced some form of remote monitoring programme.  The map and links can be useful in demonstrating progress and providing opportunities for sharing the learning on progress to date for the use of remote monitoring.

Length of publication: 48 pages (see pgs 5-6 and 9 onwards)


Cost-effectiveness of self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes

March 7, 2010

Source: CMAJ, 182 (1) p. 28-34

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Date of publication: January 2010

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: The researchers sought to determine the cost effectiveness of self-monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes not using insulin. They used the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) model to forecast diabetes-related complications, corresponding quality-adjusted life years and costs (although results appear in dollars).  They concluded that for most patients with type 2 diabetes not using insulin, use of blood glucose test strips for frequent self-monitoring ( 7 times per week) was unlikely to represent efficient use of resources.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Acknowledgement: Modernmedicine


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March 7, 2010

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