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The influence of family history of diabetes on disease prevalence and associated metabolic risk factors among Sri Lankan adults.
To describe the influence of family history on diabetes prevalence and associated metabolic risk factors in a nationally representative sample from Sri Lanka. A cross sectional national survey was conducted among 5000 adults in Sri Lanka. Family history was evaluated at three levels: (1) parents, (2...
The implementation of nutritional advice for people with diabetes.
Adolescent testosterone, muscle mass and glucose metabolism: evidence from the 'Children of 1997' birth cohort in Hong Kong.
We tested the hypothesis that pubertal testosterone is negatively associated with glucose metabolism mediated by muscle mass. Participants aged 15 years (278 boys and 223 girls) were recruited from the Hong Kong's 'Children of 1997' birth cohort in 2012. Multivariable linear regression with multiple...
The experiences and impact of transition from child to adult healthcare services for young people with Type 1 diabetes: a systematic review.
Despite the transition between child and adult services for young people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus being a high-risk period, little is known about the impact of healthcare transition upon young people. A systematic review was conducted using PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL and EMBASE. Papers published...
Geographic differences in the associations between impaired glucose regulation and cardiovascular risk factors among young adults.
To assess geographic differences in the association between BMI, blood pressure and lipid levels with impaired glucose regulation among young adults from various geographical regions. This was a cross-sectional study including data from 6987 participants aged ≤ 30 years from India, Singapore, Austra...
Cost of diabetic foot disease to the National Health Service in England.
We estimate that more than half this sum (£307 m) was spent on care for ulceration in primary and community settings. Of hospital admissions with recorded diabetes, 8.8% included ulcer care or amputation. Regression analysis suggests that foot disease was associated with a 2.51-fold (95% CI 2.43-2.5...
What factors influence concordance with medications? Findings from the U.K. Asian Diabetes study.
To investigate concordance with medication, as assessed at baseline and at 1- and 2-year follow-up, and to examine factors associated with non-concordance in a UK-resident South-Asian population. Data from the UK Asian Diabetes Study were analysed. Concordance with medications was assessed and recor...
High prevalence in Malawi of sight-threatening retinopathy and visual impairment caused by diabetes: identification of population-specific t...
We report baseline data from a 24-month prospective cohort study. Subjects were systematically sampled from two hospital-based, primary care diabetes clinics. Visual acuity, glycaemic control, systolic blood pressure, HIV status, urine albumin-creatinine ratio, and haemoglobin and serum lipid levels...
Increasing capacity to deliver diabetes self-management education: results of the DESMOND lay educator non-randomized controlled equivalence...
We conducted an equivalence trial with non-randomized participant allocation to a Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed Type 2 diabetes (DESMOND) course, delivered in the standard format by two trained healthcare professional educators (to the control group) or by on...
Molecular and clinical characterization of glucokinase maturity-onset diabetes of the young (GCK-MODY) in Japanese patients.
We enrolled 78 Japanese patients with GCK-MODY from 41 families (55 probands diagnosed at the age of 0-14 years and their 23 adult family members). Mutations were identified by direct sequencing or multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification of all exons of the GCK gene. Detailed clinical and l...