Education Program Delivered in Routine Care Beneficial in T1DM

Longer term improvement in glycemic control, quality of life with structured education program

MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A structured education intervention delivered through routine care correlates with lasting improvements in glycemic control and quality of life among adults with type 1 diabetes, according to study published online Nov. 8 in Diabetes Care.

Debbie Cooke, Ph.D., of the University of Surrey in Guildford, U.K., and associates conducted before and after evaluations among 262 adults with type 1 diabetes to examine the impact of the Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating structured education intervention on glycemic control and quality of life when delivered within routine U.K. health care.

The researchers found that, in a subgroup with suboptimal control, there were significant improvements in glycated hemoglobin from baseline (9.1 percent) to six (8.6 percent) and 12 months (8.8 percent). There was a significant improvement in quality of life at three months, which was maintained at six and 12 months.

"Longer term improved glycemic control and quality of life is achievable among adults with type 1 diabetes through delivery of structured education in routine care, albeit with smaller effect sizes than reported in trials," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Powered by

jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality

For life-long learning and continuing professional development, come to Lippincott's NursingCenter.

Nursing Jobs Plus
Featured Jobs
Recommended CE Articles

Blunt Chest Trauma
Journal of Trauma Nursing, November/December 2014
Expires: 12/31/2016 CE:2 $21.95


The School Age Child with Congenital Heart Disease
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, January/February 2015
Expires: 2/28/2017 CE:2.5 $24.95


Understanding multiple myeloma
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2015
Expires: 2/28/2017 CE:2 $21.95


More CE Articles

Subscribe to Recommended CE

Recommended Nursing Articles

Comprehensive Care: Looking Beyond the Presenting Problem
Journal of Christian Nursing, January/March 2015
Free access will expire on March 2, 2015.


Pain and Alzheimer dementia: A largely unrecognized problem
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2015
Free access will expire on February 16, 2015.


Glycemic control in hospitalized patients
Nursing2015 Critical Care, January 2015
Free access will expire on February 16, 2015.


More Recommended Articles

Subscribe to Recommended Articles

Evidence Based Practice Skin Care Network NursingCenter Quick Links What’s Trending Events