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Diabetes self-management

06-11-2019 | Adolescents | ADA 2019 | News

Diabetes distress linked to self-care and HbA1c in adolescents with diabetes

Diabetes distress is more common than depression in adolescents with diabetes and is significantly associated with less frequent blood glucose monitoring and higher glycated hemoglobin levels, study findings indicate.

10-24-2018 | Diabetes distress | Editorial | Article

Feeling stressed out and not meeting goals: A vicious cycle impacting diabetes self-management

Clinical psychologists Diana Naranjo and Korey Hood tackle the negative feedback loops that can develop around diabetes self-management and offer their insights on strategies to identify and address the roots of distress.

08-01-2018 | Adolescents | Highlight | News

Motivational interviewing intervention fails to improve HbA1c in adolescents

The Flexible Lifestyles Empowering Change intervention has failed to improve glycated hemoglobin levels in a randomized trial involving adolescents with type 1 diabetes, despite improving some psychosocial outcomes.

07-16-2018 | Quality of life | Editorial | Article

Tackling clinical inertia: The role of patient engagement

Carmen Soto and David Strain provide their insights on clinical inertia in diabetes care and present the co-production model of open communication as an innovative means to address this widespread clinical issue.

05-02-2018 | Insulin | Editorial | Article

Glycemic goal setting in type 1 diabetes: Time to get SMART in the clinic?

Diabetes and endocrinology Consultant and Advisory Board member Terence Pang highlights the benefits that a structured approach to glycemic goal setting can bring to your practice and patients with type 1 diabetes.

03-30-2018 | Psychosocial care | Article

Psychosocial working conditions and diabetes self-management at work: A qualitative study

Loerbroks A et al. Diabetes Res Clin Prac 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.03.023

03-28-2018 | Devices and technology | View from the clinic | Article

Managing patient expectations for glucose management via a device

As the utility and availability of devices surges, so too do patient expectations. Advisory Board member Katharine Barnard provides key consultation questions to help determine your patients’ greatest needs and obstacles.

02-17-2018 | Psychological support | Article

Peer support to improve diabetes care: An implementation evaluation of the Australasian Peers for Progress Diabetes Program

Aziz Z et al. BMC Public Health 2018; 18: 262. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5148-8

02-06-2018 | Insulin | View from the clinic | Article

When you need to have a conversation with your patient about starting insulin...

Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Educator, Clipper Young provides his advice on supporting patients through the oftentimes difficult consultation about intensifying their diabetes therapy.

10-10-2017 | Diabetes distress | News

Psychological interventions have small benefits on self-care, glucose control

Psychological interventions might have a small positive effect on improving self-care and glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes, but not for relieving diabetes-related distress, suggest findings from The Cochrane Library.

12-01-2016 | Psychosocial care | Article

Psychosocial care for people with diabetes: A position statement of the American Diabetes Association

Young-Hyman D et al. Diabetes Care. 2016; 39: 2126–2140. doi: 10.2337/dc16-2053

05-07-2016 | Psychosocial care | Review | Article

Social support for diabetes self-management via eHealth interventions

Vorderstrasse A et al. Curr Diab Rep 2016; 16: 56. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0756-0

07-10-2015 | Psychosocial care | Article

Self-management and self-management support outcomes: A systematic review and mixed research synthesis of stakeholder views

Boger E et al. PLoS ONE 2015; 10: e0130990. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130990

05-10-2015 | Psychosocial care | Review | Article

Diabetes and behavioral learning principles: Often neglected yet well-known and empirically validated means of optimizing diabetes care behavior

Stoeckel M, Duke D. Curr Diab Rep 2015; 15: 39. doi: 10.1007/s11892-015-0615-4

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