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Self-management education


08-11-2017 | Self-management education | News

Online game boosts glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

An online game delivering diabetes self-management education helps improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, study results suggest.

08-04-2017 | Gestational diabetes | News

Women with gestational diabetes are failing to self-monitor

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.

03-31-2017 | Insulin pumps | News

Insulin pumps do not boost education effects on glycemic control

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.

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06-25-2017 | View from the clinic | Editorial | Article

What to do when your patient takes a diabetes holiday

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.

12-15-2016 | Guidelines | Editorial | Article

What is new in the 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards of Care?

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in this year's ADA Standards of Care update. 

Original research

01-31-2017 | Self-management education | Article

The LMC Skills, Confidence & Preparedness Index (SCPI): development and evaluation of a novel tool for assessing self-management in patients with diabetes

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

Journal articles and book chapters

03-22-2017 | Self-management education | Review | Article

Food security is related to adult type 2 diabetes control over time in a United States safety net primary care clinic population

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.

Nutrition & Diabetes 2017; 7: e277. doi:10.1038/nutd.2017.18

M U Shalowitz, J S Eng, C O McKinney, J Krohn, B Lapin, C-H Wang, E Nodine

08-31-2016 | Self-management education | Book chapter | Article

Teaching and Motivating Patients to Achieve Treatment Goals

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.

Maria Mendoza

12-01-2015 | Devices and technology | Review | Article

Managing diabetes in the digital age

A look at the use of newer technologies and digital health in diabetes self-management: reviewing the evidence, challenges and future directions for research.

Shah VN & Garg SK. Clin Diabetes Endocrinol 2015;1:16. doi:10.1186/s40842-015-0016-2

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