More than a third of women with gestational diabetes are failing to self-monitor their postprandial blood glucose levels, with possible implications for pregnancy outcomes, according to a French pilot study.
Research shows that switching to an insulin pump does not improve glycemic control in patients referred to an educational program after struggling to control their type 1 diabetes with multiple daily injections.
Jay Shubrook reflects on a case concerning a patient who came into his clinic after taking a 'diabetes holiday' and discusses some of the practical ways in which you might prevent such holidays in your patients.
Optimal diabetes care requires a specific set of self-management behaviours. The purpose of this study was to present the development and initial psychometric evaluation of a new tool to measure three key aspects of a patient’s diabetes self-management: knowledge of the skill, confidence in being able to perform the skill and preparedness to implement the skill.
Mbuagbaw L et al. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2017;15:27. doi:10.1186/s12955-017-0606-z
The results of this study suggest that low food security among patients with type 2 diabetes directly impairs their glucose control—even when they receive full access to comprehensive medical management.
Evaluating the readiness of an individual to enter the learning process, strategies regarding motivation, and practical recommendations on facilitating adult learning in a clinical setting. Includes list of online patient resources.
In: Principles of Diabetes Mellitus. Edited by Poretsky L. Springer International Publishing, 2016.