Management of Type 2 Diabetes in 2017

March 3, 2017

Source: JAMA

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Date of publication: Mar 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) have proposed a set of patient and disease characteristics that have utility in guiding a patient-centered approach for the management of type 2 diabetes.

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Optimising the person-centred management of type 2 diabetes

August 2, 2016

Source: Br J Nurs

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Date of publication: June 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article reviews approaches to care for the management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes, which includes optimising person-centred targets, promoting individualised care, minimising the risk of complications and promoting education from diagnosis onwards.

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Going Mobile With Diabetes Support

June 1, 2015

Source: Diabetes Spectrum May 2015 28:8391

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Date of publication: May 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Patients with type 2 diabetes often fail to achieve self-management goals. This study tested the impact on glycaemic control of a two-way text messaging program that provided behavioural coaching, education, and testing reminders to enrolled individuals with type 2 diabetes.

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AstraZeneca launches Fit2Me™, a free customized diet and lifestyle support program for people with type 2 diabetes

October 31, 2014

Source:  MNT

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Date of publication: 17 Oct 2014

Publication type: News story

Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell: This is a diabetes support program, which emphasises
self-management and lets people make choices based on their individual tastes and activity levels – a reflection of the reality that one size doesn’t fit all.


Quality improvement strategies for diabetes

December 7, 2012

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine 2012 Oct;157(8):JC4-JC11.

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Date of publication:  Oct 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This systematic review from Ireland examined whether quality improvement initiatives improve blood sugar, cholesterol levels and blood pressure in adults with diabetes.  The most commonly tested strategies included clinician education, patient education, promoting self-management, case management and team changes. Meta-analysis found that quality improvement strategies reduced blood sugar, cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

Length of publication: 7 pages

 

 


Ethnic minority populations living with diabetes

March 7, 2012

Title: Patient access to healthcare services and optimisation of self-management for ethnic minority populations living with diabetes: a systematic review

Source: Health and Social Care in the Community (2012) 20(1), 1–19

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Date of publication: January 2012 (published online April 2011)

In a nutshell: This systematic review highlights barriers and patient access and self management of diabetest in ethnic minority people with low literacy levels. It reccommends a whole systems approach including sociocultural factors could improve access and adherence to self-management.

Acknowledgements: HMIC

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Long Term Health Conditions 2011

December 7, 2011

Source: Department of Health (DH)

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Date of publication: Nov 2011

Publication Type: Report

In a nutshell: This study was commissioned from Ipsos Mori by the DH into attitudes of people with long term conditions towards “self care” and their use of NHS services. The report also reports the general public perception of the NHS and their behaviour relating to their own health.

Length of publication: 66 pages

Acknowledgements: Patient Information Forum