Whose diabetes is it anyway?

June 19, 2017

Source: Practical Diabetes

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Date of publication: June 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The contribution and sometimes overlooked resource of the dietitian within the diabetes team;
the untapped potential of the person with diabetes and the importance of supporting them to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to live well with their diabetes;
the importance of systematic high-quality services designed around the needs of the individual.

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Mixed methods study of engagement in behaviors to prevent type 2 diabetes among employees with pre-diabetes

September 19, 2016

Source: BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Most employees found to have pre-diabetes through a workplace screening were engaged in a recommended preventive behavior 3 months after the screening. This engagement could be enhanced by optimizing motivation and risk perception as well as leveraging social networks and external supports.


Essex and Southend LINk – Children in School with Diabetes

March 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: February 2011

Publication type: Case Study

In a nutshell: LINk worked with Essex County Council, Diabetes UK, a Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse from Addenbrookes Hospital and others to create a protocol for implementation in Essex schools. This document is a simple and clear framework that all schools/education departments can implement to directly and indirectly improve the welfare and health of children whilst in the school environment.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some Important notes: Please follow this link if you would like to read the full protocol ‘Supporting Pupils with Diabetes in Essex Schools’ (2010) Author; A. Field on behalf of Harpers Health Consultancy Limited

Using support groups in the continuum of patient

February 8, 2010

Source: Case Management Advisor, 20 (11) p. 129-130

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Date of publication: November 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Support groups are being facilitated by healthcare professionals in the US to provide continuing education. The diabetes support group at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus is promoted to people enrolling in diabetes classes when first diagnosed to continue learning about the disease. The facilitator invites ‘experts’ and introduces a monthly topic for discussion plus opportunities for questions and sharing ideas.

Length of publication: 2 pages

Acknowledgement: Cinahl

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Nurses develop diabetes education resource

November 7, 2009

Source: Nursing Times.net

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Date of publication: Oct 2009

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: This article documents a new RCN accredited resource which has been developed to education practice nurses in Diabetes Type 2 therapy. The T2D zone toolkit has been developed to assist nurses in making evidence based decisions.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: More information about the initiative is available at www.T2DZone.co.uk

Paediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes: strategies for prevention and treatment

April 7, 2009

Source: Practical Diabetes International

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Year of publication: 2008

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: The rising pandemic of obesity has caused an increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes
in children and adolescents worldwide. This article outlines the different preventative strategies targeted at pre-school children, highlighting the role of the multidisciplinary team. Most of the therapeutic and educational approaches are not well established in the paediatric age group as studies with sufficient power are lacking. Furthermore, many adolescents with type 2 diabetes have been reported to be lost to follow up from continuous paediatric diabetes care after short disease duration.

Length of Publication: 7 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl