Effects of Structured Versus Unstructured Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose on Glucose Control in Patients With Non-insulin-treated Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

January 9, 2018

Source: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (JDST)

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Date of publication: Jan 18

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The use of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in patients with non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes is debated. Meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) suggest a small reduction of HbA1c in patients using SMBG, without considering potential confounders, such as SMBG regimen and use of SMBG data to adjust diabetes medications.

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Exploring the Effectiveness of Smart Technologies in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

January 9, 2018

Source: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (JDST)

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Date of publication: Jan 18

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The global epidemic of diabetes, with increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D), is placing a huge burden on health care management and financial systems. Unless new strategic solutions are developed, the increasing prevalence of T2D will result in a significant rise in morbidity, health care costs, and complications associated with diabetes.

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A randomized controlled trial on a nurse-led smartphone-based self-management programme for people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

January 9, 2018

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing

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Date of publication: Jan 18

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To develop and compare a nurse-led smartphone-based self-management programme with an existing nurse-led diabetes service on health-related outcomes for people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes in Singapore.

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Frequency of Diet and Physical Activity Goal Attainment and Barriers Encountered Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes During a Telephone Coaching Intervention

January 9, 2018

Source: Clinical Diabetes

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Date of publication: Dec 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Participants with type 2 diabetes established personalized dietary and physical activity goals as behavioral strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk during a 16-week telephone coaching intervention.

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Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT)

December 11, 2017

Source: The Lancet

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Date of publication: Dec 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disorder that requires lifelong treatment. We aimed to assess whether intensive weight management within routine primary care would achieve remission of type 2 diabetes.

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Substantial Effects of Empowerment Case Management on Physical Health of Type 2 Diabetic Patients

December 11, 2017

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Date of publication: Nov 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Diabetes is a global health issue. Case management is often used on diabetes management at various levels. Empowerment has been used for chronic situation management, but its effects have not been widely studied in diabetic populations.

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Overtreatment of older patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care

December 11, 2017

Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

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Date of publication: Nov 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: There are indications of overtreatment in older type 2 diabetes patients in both the US and Europe. We assessed the level of personalized diabetes treatment for older patients in primary care, focusing on overtreatment.

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