Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT)

December 11, 2017

Source: The Lancet

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Date of publication: Dec 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disorder that requires lifelong treatment. We aimed to assess whether intensive weight management within routine primary care would achieve remission of type 2 diabetes.

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Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk

October 16, 2017

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: September 2017

Publication type: Public health guideline

In a nutshell: This guideline covers how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes.


Long-term Effects of a Lifestyle Intervention on Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

October 7, 2010

Source: Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(17):1566-1575

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Date of publication:  Sept 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial is a 4 year, multicenter randomised clinical trial examining the effects of lifestyle intervention on changes in weight, fitness, and CVD risk factors.  This article reports that an intensive lifestyle intervention can produce sustained weight loss and improvements in fitness, glycemic control, and CVD risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Length of publication:  10 pages
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Impact of a weight management program on health-related quality of life in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes

April 7, 2009

Source: Archives of Internal Medicine

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Year of publication: 2009

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Overweight adults diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes experienced significant improvement in HRQOL by enrolling in a weight management program that yielded significant weight loss, improved physical fitness, and reduced physical symptoms.

Length of Publication: 8 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl