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Use of hospital admissions data to quantify the burden of emergency admissions in people with diabetes mellitus.
Accurate measurement of emergency diabetes admissions is essential for healthcare delivery and research. This study examines whether current approaches to identifying diabetes-related admissions may underestimate the true burden on hospital care. Data spanning the period 1 January 2006 to 31 Decembe...
Short- and long-term effects of real-time medication monitoring with short message service (SMS) reminders for missed doses on the refill ad...
To investigate short- and long-term effects of real-time monitoring medication use combined with short message service (SMS) reminders for missed doses on refill adherence to oral anti-diabetic medication. A randomized controlled trial with two intervention groups and one control group involving 161...
Diabetes distress in Type 1 diabetes--a new measurement fit for purpose.
We examined internal consistency, construct validity, subscale construction and cut points for determining clinically relevant diabetes distress, as well as two- and four-item brief versions of the DDS17. The DDS17 had a Cronbach's alpha of 0.92; subscale alphas were 0.83-0.89. A four-factor divisio...
Quality assurance in the diabetic retinopathy screening programme: evaluating the benefit of universal regrading of the normal primary grade...
Association of metabolic syndrome and diabetes with subclinical coronary stenosis and plaque subtypes in middle-aged individuals.
We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 1024 consecutive, newly self-referred subjects (692 men, 332 women; mean age 53.0 ± 9.7 years) who underwent health evaluation at the China Medical University Hospital. Participants had at least one cardiac risk factor, but no known coronary heart di...
The experiences of children and their parents in paediatric diabetes services should inform the development of communication skills for heal...
Health professionals need to balance a requirement for good glycaemic control with realism and appreciation of their patients' efforts. There is a need for a systematic approach to consulting, in particular using agenda setting to ensure that the issues of both the patient and the professional ar...
Nurse-led interventions used to improve control of high blood pressure in people with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
We have systematically reviewed the evidence for effectiveness of nurse-led interventions for people with diabetes mellitus. Methods In this systematic review and meta-analysis, searches of Medline, Embase, CINAHL and the Cochrane Central Trials register were undertaken to identify studies compar...
Proinsulin/C-peptide ratio, glucagon and remission in new-onset Type 1 diabetes mellitus in young adults.
We explored if efficiency of proinsulin processing is associated with the remission phenomenon. Methods Seventy-eight patients with new-onset Type 1 diabetes were followed prospectively for 3 years. Daily insulin dosage, HbA(1c) , plasma glucose, proinsulin, C-peptide, glucagon concentrations...
Response to Vischer et al. The high prevalence of malnutrition in elderly diabetic patients: implications for anti-diabetic drug treatments.
Does intervention by an allied health professional discussing adherence to medicines improve this adherence in Type 2 diabetes?
Diabet. Med. 27, 1341-1349 (2010) ABSTRACT: Aims Increasing adherence to medicines should improve glycaemic control and be cost effective in patients with Type 2 diabetes. It is assumed that the intervention of an allied health professional will improve adherence to medicines, b...