Importance of preventing weight gain

March 3, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Feb 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals at high risk of diabetes due to being obese.


Beneficial effects of replacing diet beverages with water on type 2 diabetic obese women

January 10, 2017

Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

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Date of publication: Jan 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To compare the effect of replacing diet beverages (DBs) with water or continuing to drink DBs in patients with type 2 diabetes during a 24-week weight loss program.

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Eating more homemade meals may lower type 2 diabetes risk

December 1, 2015

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: 9 Nov 2015

Publication type: News story

Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell: Increasing intake of homemade meals may protect against the development of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study recently presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015 in Orlando, FL.

Low goal ownership predicts drop-out from a weight intervention study in overweight patients with type 2

December 7, 2010

Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 01 September 2010, 17(3) p.176-181

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Date of publication: 1st September 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined the psychological predictors of drop-out from a weight reduction study in people with diabetes type 2. The article indicates that ‘goal ownership’ prior to commencement could be used to identify those motivated to participate and identify those who have low motivation.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Acknowledgement: Cinahl

Four year results of the Look AHEAD Trial

December 7, 2010

Title: Long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention on weight and cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus: four-year results of the Look AHEAD trial

Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, 27 September 2010, 70(17) p.1566-1575

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Date of publication: 27th September 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article concludes that an intensive lifestyle intervention can produce sustained weight loss and improvements in fitness, glycemic control, and CVD risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes. Whether these differences in risk factors translate to reduction in CVD events will ultimately be addressed by the Look AHEAD trial.

Length of publication: 9 pages

Acknowledgement: Cinahl

The DESMOND programme for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: cost effectiveness analysis

August 25, 2010

Source: BMJ 2010;341:c4093

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Date of publication:  20 August 2010 (online only)

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A cost utility analysis of DESMOND (diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed), a six hour structured group education programme delivered in the community by two professional healthcare educators.  The authors conclude that the DESMOND intervention is likely to be cost effective compared with usual care, especially with respect to the real world cost of the intervention to primary care trusts, with reductions in weight and smoking being the main benefits delivered.

Length of publication:  10 pages

The role of proactive coping to achieve behavioural change

June 7, 2009

Title:   Beyond good intentions: the role of proactive coping in achieving sustained behavioural change in the context of diabetes management

Source:    Psychology & Health; 24 (3) p.237-254

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Date of publication:  01 March 2009

Publication type:  Clinical trial

In a nutshell:   This RCT examines a self-management intervention to support patients recently diagnosed with type-2 diabetes to improve their self-care behaviours. The intervention is based on proactive coping to predict the maintenance of changes in behaviour, examining the role of anticipation and planning in maintaining self care. The intervention was successful regarding improved diet and exercise resulting in weight loss over 12 months. Proactive coping was seen to be a good predictor of long term self management.

Length of publication:   17 pages

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Acknowledgement   Cinahl