Diabetes UK have launched an online self-management support programme for people with type 2 diabetes to learn about and manage their condition. It is a useful resource for both patients and those professionals involved in supporting self-management in diabetes.
Improve the effectiveness and patient-centredness in the management of people with mild-to-moderate kidney disease in primary care
The intervention was a care bundle for chronic kidney disease - a common complication of poorly controlled diabetes. The bundle included three evidence-based, high impact interventions based on National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE, 2008) guidance, with an additional and novel self-management element.
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 is site from the American Diabetes Association allows people with diabetes in the USA to sign up and receive a personalised diabetes plan. For 12 months this programme sends personalised text messages to help people learn healthy eating habits, remember medications and appointments, and stay motivated.
This blog from Diabetes UK and written by Helen May describes the challenges of managing insulin use after eating out at a restaurant, ‘guessing’ how much insulin needed and discussing the dangers of making an incorrect calculation.
This site covers contraception for women with diabetes and includes information on pregnancy related risks, and the ways to minimize them. It introduces nine things which women with diabetes can do to get a pregnancy off to a safe and healthy start.