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.
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.
Improving the quality of care for patients with type 1 diabetes: dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE)
Dose adjustment for normal eating’ (DAFNE) is a 5-day structured education programme for adults with type 1 diabetes that provides the knowledge and skills required for insulin adjustment on a meal-by-meal basis, within a safe environment.
Food safety is particularly important for patients with diabetes. This booklet produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration provides practical guidance on how to reduce risk of foodborne illness.