Effectiveness and Safety of Patient Activation Interventions for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Meta-regression
Patient activation interventions (PAIs) engage patients in care by promoting increased knowledge, confidence, and/or skills for disease self-management. However, little has been known about the impact of these interventions on a wide range of outcomes for adults with type 2 diabetes (DM2), or which of these interventions, if any, have the greatest impact on glycemic control.
This review article published in the Journal of Diabetology reviewed the published literature on self-management of diabetes across 34 articles.
This paper by Anne Cooper and Partha Kar and published in the Journal of Diabetes Nursing examines the role of technology, social media and networks to support people to self manage their diabetes. It also looks at the evidence base for impact.
Group based diabetes self-management education compared to routine treatment for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus - a systematic review with meta-analysis
A review by Aslak Steinsbekk, LisbethØ Rygg, Monde Lisulo, Marit B Rise and Atle Fretheim on the evidence from randomised controlled trials evaluating group-based Diabetes Self Managemetn Education for adults with type-2 diabetes vs routine treatment
In this paper the authors describe a mobile, patient-operated device that allows the clinician to remotely monitor wounds. This device has a number of potential applications in the community-based management of diabetic foot ulceration.