Acceptability of a very-low-energy diet in Type 2 diabetes

August 21, 2017

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: August 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To evaluate the acceptability of an 8-week very-low-energy diet for remission of Type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes care: NHS struggles with size of problem

July 7, 2011

Source: The Guardian

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: News Story

In a nutshell: This article outlines a patient’s experience of care received after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Initially impressed with the level of care received, he gradually became disillusioned due to a lack of consistency. The article goes on to outline the scale of the diabetes problem and the challenge of tackling consistent care & knowledge across the country.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Patients’ perceptions and experiences of transitions in diabetes care

August 7, 2009

Source:   Health Expectations, 12 (2) p.138-148

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Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: 20 patients with type 2 diabetes in Lothian were interviewed about their long term experiences of diabetes care/reviews since transferred from secondary to primary care. Patients perceived the transferrence of care as a mixed blessing. It concludes that patients should be educated about their care pathways and reassured regarding the quality of primary care received.

Length of publication:  10 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl

Diabetes experiences revealed through online survey

July 9, 2009

Source:   Diabetes UK

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Date of publication:  29 May 2009

Publication type
:  News story

In a nutshell:   During July and August 2008 Diabetes UK ran an online survey about people’s views and experiences of diabetes found that the majority of participants had no problems with the idea of injecting insulin should they need to. There were 2,390 respondents, including 1,412 people with Type 2 diabetes and 873 with Type 1.

Length of publication:  Web page

Acknowledgement: Diabetes UK

Experience of continuity of care of patients with multiple long-term conditions in England.

July 9, 2009

Source:   J Health Serv Res Policy. 2009 Apr;14(2):82-7.

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Date of publication:  June 2009

Publication type
:  Qualitative research

In a nutshell:   The authors undertook qualitative semi-structured interviews to examine patients’ experiences of continuity of care in the context of different long-term conditions and models of care, and to explore implications for the future organization care of long-term conditions. They conclude that continuity experiences, meanings and expectations, as well as barriers and facilitators, are influenced by the model of care rather than type of condition.

Length of publication: 
 1 page (original research = 5 pages)

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Acknowledgement: PubMed