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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.

Source:

Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2018; doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30208-6


Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2018; doi:10.1016/S2352-4642(18)30241-4

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.

Authors:
Carmen Soto, David Strain MD FCRP

07-03-2018 | Diabetes distress | Article

T1-REDEEM: A randomized controlled trial to reduce diabetes distress among adults with type 1 diabetes

Fisher L et al. Diabetes Care 2018. doi: 10.2337/dc18-0391

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.

Author:
Terence Pang

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

03-29-2018 | Diabetes distress | Article

Diabetes distress and glycemic control: The buffering effect of autonomy support From important family members and friends

Lee AA et al. Diabetes Care 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.2337/dc17-2396

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.

Author:
Katharine Barnard

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.

Source:

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017; 9: CD011469

07-14-2017 | Psychological support | News

Guided self-determination has benefits for type 1 diabetes patients

Supported problem-solving does not result in improved glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes, but does reduce diabetes distress, show the findings of a randomized trial.

Source:

BMJ Open 2017; 7: e013295

04-28-2017 | Psychological support | News

CBT could help diabetic adolescents with glycaemic control

Cognitive behavioral therapy may be a more effective intervention than non-directive, supportive counselling to help adolescents with type 1 diabetes to maintain glycemic control, a randomized control trial shows.

Source:

Pediatr Diabetes 2017; Advance online publication

04-12-2017 | Psychological support | Article

The impact of frequency and tone of parent–youth communication on type 1 diabetes management

DeBoer MD et al. Diabetes Ther 2017; 8: 625–636. doi: 10.1007/s13300-017-0259-2

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