Changes in red meat consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus

July 7, 2013

SourceJAMA Internal Medicine 2013 (Online first)

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Research shows that eating more red meat can significantly increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  The link could be due to the saturated fats contained in red meat and people should be encouraged to choose cuts of red meat that are also low in fat, along with fish and poultry.

Length of publication: 8 pages, pdf

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Short walks ‘could cut diabetes risk in older people’

July 7, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: A study has shown that a 15 minute walk after each meal could prevent older people developing type-2 diabetes.  Diabetes UK said  any activity was beneficial.

Length of publication: 1 web page


Education sessions for people with Diabetes

May 11, 2011

Source: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Press realease

In a nutshell: The Countess of Chester Hospital is running group sessions for people with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Essentials is a specifically designed education programme for people diagnosed with diabetes.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Interactive CD for the South Asian community

April 7, 2011

Source: Diabetes UK

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Date of publication: March 2011

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Diabetes UK has released a free interactive CD-ROM about type 2 diabetes tailored towards the South Asian community.  The CD-ROM, called “Patient Interaction Education for the South Asian Community”, takes the viewer through a journey of understanding diabetes and how it can be managed.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some Important notes: Copies available via the Diabetes UK web site for the cost of P&P

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

Standards Revised for Diabetes Self-Management Education

March 7, 2010

Source: Modernmedicine

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Date of publication: 21st January 2010

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: A US task force, including diabetes educators, researchers and clinicians, has produced the first update of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) since 2000. The new standards have been published in a supplement of the January issue of Diabetes Care – click here for full text [8 page pdf].

Length of publication: one page