Diabetes Type 2 Horizon Scanning Vol 2 Issue 9

August 27, 2010
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Healthy diet ‘cuts diabetes risk’

August 27, 2010

Source: NHS Choices

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Date of publication: 8 August 2010

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: A commentary on a BBC news story that “A diet rich in green leafy vegetables may reduce the risk of developing diabetes”. It was reported that one-and-a-half portions a day “cuts type-2 diabetes risk by 14%”.  The original research was a systematic review and meta analysis of six large prospective cohort studies from the United States, China, and Finland, which had looked at whether eating a large amount of fruit and vegetables affected people’s risk of developing diabetes. The commentary concludes that “It seems sensible to promote a balanced overall approach to lifestyle change, one that does not just focus on specific food types”.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Diabetes action plan 2010: quality care for diabetes in Scotland

August 27, 2010

Source: Scottish Government

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Date of publication: August 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This action plan contributes to the Scottish Government’s quality strategy and includes sections on improving the health of people with diabetes in Scotland and reducing health inequalities; maximising the value of  investment; integrating health, care and other services.

Length of publication: 80 page pdf


The DESMOND programme for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: cost effectiveness analysis

August 25, 2010

Source: BMJ 2010;341:c4093

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Date of publication:  20 August 2010 (online only)

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A cost utility analysis of DESMOND (diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed), a six hour structured group education programme delivered in the community by two professional healthcare educators.  The authors conclude that the DESMOND intervention is likely to be cost effective compared with usual care, especially with respect to the real world cost of the intervention to primary care trusts, with reductions in weight and smoking being the main benefits delivered.

Length of publication:  10 pages


Have your say on diabetes services

August 19, 2010

Source: NHS Manchester

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Date of publication: August 2010

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: NHS Manchester are carrying out a short piece of work to improve diabetes services in the city. They are inviting patients and their relatives or friends to complete a short questionnaire or participate in a discussion group relating their experiences of care and highlighting necessary improvements.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Perceived support from healthcare practitioners among adults with type 2 diabetes

August 19, 2010

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 01 July 2010, 66 (7) 1500-1509,

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Date of publication:  July 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study highlights how adults with type 2 diabetes perceive the support provided by healthcare practitioners and how the attributes of support can influence people’s motivation to self-manage their disease. Healthcare practitioners may strengthen self-management by enhancing expectations relating to undertaking diabetes care, and through empathetic, individualized, practical and ongoing group-based support.

Length of publication:  9 pages
 
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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: Cinahl


The impact of the NSF for Diabetes on patient empowerment

August 19, 2010

Source: British Journal of Nursing (BJN), 22 July 2010, 19 (14) 887-890

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Date of publication:  July 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article critically analyses the impact of the NSF for Diabetes and its effect on healthcare with specific emphaisis on Standard 3 which discusses patient empowerment and involvement in their own care. It highlights that many patients are not aware of new educational initiatives such as DAPHNE and DESMOND and that more needs to be done to tackle inqeualities.

Length of publication:  3 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: Cinahl