Everett, J., Jenkins, E.J., Kerr, D. and Cavan, D. A., 2003. Implementation of an effective outpatient intensive education programme for patients with type 1 diabetes. Practical Diabetes International, 20 (2), pp. 51-55.
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Education for our local clinic population with type 1 diabetes was unsatisfactory with an HbA1c audit revealing suboptimal diabetes control. Clinical practice was changed to offer structured, group education to newly diagnosed and established patients with type 1 diabetes. Since 1999, 58 patients, 28 male, mean age 32 (range 18-65) years, mean duration of diabetes 2 (range 0.6-34) years have completed the programme. HbA1c (mean±SE) fell from 8.9±0.2% to 8.4±0.2% (p<0.001) at three months, was maintained at six months, 8.6%±0.3 at 12 months and 8.3%±0.5 at 24 months. These results were dependent upon the duration of diabetes and the HbA1c level at entry. Mean diabetes management skills, as measured by the Ipswich Questionnaire, rose from 135 (95% CI 126-138) to 151 (95% CI 147-155) at three months (p<0.0001, paired t test) and this was maintained to 12 months. Food knowledge improved in terms of recognising and counting carbohydrates. In conclusion, we have demonstrated that an intensive education programme for type 1 diabetes can be implemented, audited and resourced within a clinic population.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||intensive training programme • type 1 diabetes • group education • carbohydrate • counting • adjusting insulin|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Medicine and Surgery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Postgraduate Medical Research and Education|
|Deposited By:||Ms MJ Bowden|
|Deposited On:||21 Feb 2008 11:21|
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