Assessment of services to reduce diabetes-related mortality

June 7, 2011

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: 26 April 2011

Publication type: Workbook

In a nutshell: This workbook was developed by the Health Inequalities National Support Teams (HINST) with 70 local authorities covering populations in England. Local areas could use this approach when analysing whether a population level improvements could be achieved from a set of best-practice and established interventions. This is offered as useful resource for commissioners.

Length of publication: 46 page pdf


Social inequalities in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, control and monitoring

December 7, 2010

Title: Do social inequalities exist in terms of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, control and monitoring of diabetes? A
systematic review

Source: Health & Social Care in the Community, 01 November 2010, 18 (6) p.572-587

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Date of publication: 1st November 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review of diabetes healthcare in diabetes in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries shows that socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities are apparent even in economically developed countries which have universal healthcare systems in place.

Length of publication: 15 pages

Some Important Notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

Acknowledgement: Cinahl


Reaching the hard to reach

December 8, 2009

Title: Reaching the hard to reach

Source:   Diabetes UK

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Date of publication:  November 2009

Publication type:  Case Study

In a nutshell: To address health inequalities in a specific area of deprivation, NHS North East Essex created a new post of Diabetes Specialist Nurse to provide extra support to people with diabetes closer to their homes. This project has resulted in reduced admissions, admission avoidance, reduced referrals, improved Hba1cs & lipids, referrals to lifestyle interventions and 100% improved patient confidence.

Length of publication:  1 web page


X-PERT Programme Structured Education for people with Diabetes

July 9, 2009

Source:   Diabetes UK

Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type
:  Case study

In a nutshell:   The X PERT education programme includes 6 weekly sessions (tailored to groups needs), based on activation, discovery learning and empowerment. It  was devised for people with Type 2 Diabetes and was delivered in several community venues within Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale, Lancashire. The programme attracted a cultural mix of people from different educational and economic backgrounds. It is now being rolled out in the UK and Ireland.

Length of publication: 
 1 web page

Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK


Maslaha

July 9, 2009

Source:   Diabetes UK

Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type
:  Case study

In a nutshell:  Maslaha was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust to develop a new web based and DVD resource to engage Muslim patients in order to tackle the low rates of access to healthcare within the Muslim community and improve self management. This is a good example of shared practice because a wide range of stakeholders were engaged including patients and healthcare professionals.

Length of publication:  1 web page

Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK


The Diabetes Prevention Program

July 9, 2009

Source:    Diabetes Educator, March 2009, 35 (2)

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Date of publication:  March 2009

Publication type:  Journal articles

In a nutshell:  This issue includes a number of articles which outline the Diabetes Prevention Program and different ways of translating this into effective practice within the community. 

Length of publication:   Various

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement   Cinahl


Predictors and effectiveness of diabetes self-management education in clinical practice

June 7, 2009

Title:  Predictors and effectiveness of diabetes self-management education in clinical practice

Source:   Patient Education & Counseling; 74 (1) p.19-22

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Date of publication:   01 January 2009

Publication type:  Research

In a nutshell:  This research project determines the predictors of attendance at a diabetes education center (DEC) for self management education and compares quality of care indicators for attendees and non attendees. A questionnaire was completed by 781 adults with diabetes in Ontario Canada and the findings highlighted the demographic that attended DECs (indicating inequalities of access) and the influence diabetes education has on quality of care.  Those receiving regular primary care were more likely to attend and those attending were more likely to access retinal screening.

Length of publication:  3 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement Cinahl