Computer-based diabetes self-management interventions

May 7, 2013

Title: Computer-based diabetes self-management interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (Review)

Source: Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: March 2013 (assessed as up to date 14.11.11)

Publication type: Systematic Review

In a nutshell: The review assessed effectiveness of computer based self management on health status and quality of life. It concluded that there is a small beneficial effect on blood glucose control but no evidence of benefits in other biological outcomes or cognitive, behavioural or emotional outcomes.

Length of publication: 150 pages pdf


Diabetes care in the community

September 7, 2009

Source: Nursing Times, 105 (27) Supplement: Transforming Community Services Pt 2 p.3

Date of publication: 14 July 2009

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article outlines the work carried out by Southwark provider services to support people to self manage diabetes within the community setting. The work on Diabetes care in the community was nominated for the TCS Innovation & Leadership Award and won £85,000 funding to develop the service. the project will include training staff about self management; provide information for people with diabetes; distric nurses and GPs collaborating to identify people at high risk and detect new cases early.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: The full text of this project is not available online, but can be accessed in the Nursing Times Supplement. Please contact your local NHS library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: Cinahl


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

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