Integrated care for the person with diabetes

August 9, 2010

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: May 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Diabetes UK and individual people with diabetes should stimulate improved integration of their care by asking to see if there are: Locally agreed guidelines and protocols for managing people with diabetes;
IT systems included as part of the integration process; Ongoing education and development and training for all professionals involved in caring for people with diabetes; Education for all people with diabetes, in a range of formats to suit their needs; Enhanced communication with people with diabetes and their carers.

Length of publication: 12 pages


Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 2 Issue 8

August 9, 2010

Primary care nurses struggle with lifestyle counseling in diabetes care

August 9, 2010

Source:   BMC Family Practice 11: 41 (2010)

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Date of publication: May 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: 12 in-depth interviews took place with nurses in Dutch general practices involved in diabetes care.  Specific barriers in counseling patients with type 2 diabetes about diet, physical activity, and smoking cessation were addressed.  The nurses were invited to reflect on barriers at the patient and practice levels, but mainly on their own roles as counselors.  The researchers conclude that nurses will be trained in agenda setting to structure consultations based on prioritizing the desired behavior change.

Length of publication: 7 pages


Injection of support

August 9, 2010

Source: Nursing Times; Jun 2-Jun 8; 2010; 24, 39 page 18

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Date of publication:  June 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article outlines how increased numbers of paediatric nurse specialists are needed to work with parents, teachers and diabetes teams to reduce the rising numbers of children being taken to A & E departments with ketoacidosis.

Length of publication:  2 pages
 
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Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Culturally appropriate health education for Type 2 diabetes in ethnic minority groups

August 9, 2010

Source:  Diabet. Med. 27, 613–623 (2010)

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic and narrative review of randomized controlled trials looked at ethnic minority groups living in high- and upper-middle-income countries.  The authors concluded that culturally appropriate health education was more effective than ‘usual’ health education in improving HbA1c and knowledge in the short to medium term.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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August 9, 2010

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