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Diabetes Educator

M Kaye Kramer, Karl K Vanderwood, Vincent C Arena, Rachel G Miller, Rebecca Meehan, Yvonne L Eaglehouse, Gerald Schafer, Elizabeth M Venditti, Andrea M Kriska
Purpose The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of an adapted Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle program, DPP Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB), delivered in 3 economically diverse senior/community centers. Methods The DPP-GLB was implemented in 3 senior/community centers in Allegheny County, PA. A 6-month delayed control intervention design was used. Participants were randomized to begin the DPP-GLB immediately (immediate) or after a 6-month delay (delayed). Adults (n = 134; mean age = 62...
March 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
EunSeok Cha, Sudeshna Paul, Betty J Braxter, Guillermo Umpierrez, Melissa Spezia Faulkner
Purpose The purpose of the study was to examine the associations between dietary behaviors and glucose metabolism in high-risk young adults to increase the precision of nutrition education to prevent early onset type 2 diabetes (T2D). Method Using a descriptive, cross-sectional study design, 106 overweight or obese sedentary young adults ages 18-29 years from the Atlanta metropolitan area were recruited to screen diabetes risk. Survey questionnaires, anthropometric assessment, blood pressure (BP), and laboratory data were collected in a clinical research unit...
March 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
Zarmine Naccashian, Marianne Hattar-Pollara, Chong Alex Ho, Sareen Pateel Ayvazian
Purpose The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and hypertension (HTN) along with associated risk factors among Armenian Americans living in Los Angeles. Methods After Institutional Review Board approval, a sample of 877 Armenian Americans was collected for 5 consecutive years (2011-2015) at a health fair. Collected data included: sociodemographic variables; cardiometabolic data, including systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure, glucose (Glu), and lipids; anthropometric data, including height (Ht), weight (Wt), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and hip circumference (HC)...
February 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
Ann R Kaisen, Janet A Parkosewich, Kelly A Bonito
Purpose The purpose of the study was to identify the rate and factors associated with timely mealtime capillary blood glucose (CBG) testing and insulin coverage in hospitalized patients with diabetes. Methods A descriptive-correlational design was used with a random sample of patients (n = 77) and nurses (n = 36) on a medicine and a neuroscience unit of a large Magnet hospital. After written consent was obtained, post-meal patient and nurse interviews were conducted to collect information about patient, nurse, and situational factors known to influence timely mealtime diabetes care...
February 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
Michelle M Ness, Jennifer Saylor, Janice Selekman
Purpose The purpose of this study was to gain a deeper understanding about mothers' experiences of transitioning their emerging adult with type 1 diabetes mellitus to college. Methods A descriptive, qualitative study was conducted with 9 mothers of high school seniors with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) using semi-structured questions via recorded telephone interviews. Results Among the 9 participants, 8 had daughters, and 1 had a son. The thematic analysis resulted in 4 themes: (1) concern for health and safety at college, (2) evolving roles of the parent and emerging adult dyad, (3) communication dynamics, and (4) social support systems...
February 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
Sula Hood, Amy Irby-Shasanmi, Mary de Groot, Elissabeth Martin, Andrew S LaJoie
Purpose The purpose of this study is to understand diabetes-related distress (DRD) characteristics and identify psychosocial support preferences of urban African American adults living with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Methods A 2-phase, mixed-methods sequential explanatory study design was used to gather data. In phase 1, a purposive sample of participants (N = 155) was recruited and asked to complete a written survey. The Diabetes Distress Scale (DDS17) was used to assess DRD, including subscales-emotional burden (EB), regimen distress (RD), interpersonal distress (ID), and physician distress (PD)...
January 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
Faisal S Malik, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Craig E Taplin, Christian L Roth, Kathryn B Whitlock, Waylon Howard, Catherine Pihoker
Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and efficacy of the Diabetes Community Care Ambassador (DCCA) Program, a novel medical-legal community intervention designed to support high-risk youth with type 1 diabetes. Methods Study eligibility criteria: ages 3-19 years, A1C ≥8.5% (≥69 mmol/mol) and/or recent diabetic ketoacidosis hospitalization, type 1 diabetes duration ≥1 year, and English- or Spanish-speaking. Eighty-nine youth and their caregivers participated in the 9- to 12-month intervention, which included diabetes education and support through 3 home visits, 1 to 2 school visits, and phone support from a lay health worker, as well as legal support from a medical-legal partnership attorney...
January 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
Kelley Newlin Lew, Caroline Dorsen, Thomas Long
Purpose The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence and related odds ratios for obesity, prediabetes, and diabetes in sexual minority men (SMM) in relation to straight men. Methods A secondary analysis of 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 19 states (n = 53 542) was conducted. Weighted means and standard errors were computed to estimate prevalence rates of obesity, prediabetes, and diabetes across male sexual orientation groups, respectively. Unadjusted and adjusted (demographics, depression, and health care access factors) weighted logistic regression models were developed...
January 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
Joni Beck, Deborah A Greenwood, Lori Blanton, Sandra T Bollinger, Marcene K Butcher, Jo Ellen Condon, Marjorie Cypress, Priscilla Faulkner, Amy Hess Fischl, Theresa Francis, Leslie E Kolb, Jodi M Lavin-Tompkins, Janice MacLeod, Melinda Maryniuk, Carolé Mensing, Eric A Orzeck, David D Pope, Jodi L Pulizzi, Ardis A Reed, Andrew S Rhinehart, Linda Siminerio, Jing Wang
Purpose The purpose of this study is to review the literature for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) to ensure the National Standards for DSMES (Standards) align with current evidence-based practices and utilization trends. Methods The 10 Standards were divided among 20 interdisciplinary workgroup members. Members searched the current research for diabetes education and support, behavioral health, clinical, health care environment, technical, reimbursement, and business practice for the strongest evidence that guided the Standards revision...
February 2018: Diabetes Educator
James A Fain
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February 2018: Diabetes Educator
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Diabetes educators are well positioned to help optimize care of the student with diabetes within the school setting.
February 2018: Diabetes Educator
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It is the position of American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) that all inpatient interdisciplinary teams include a diabetes educator to lead or support improvement efforts that affect patients hospitalized with diabetes or hyperglycemia. This not only encompasses patient and family education but education of interdisciplinary team members and achievement of diabetes-related organizational quality metrics and performance outcomes.
February 2018: Diabetes Educator
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It is the position of the American Association of Diabetes Educators that diabetes educators should be included as expert consultants for formulary decisions regarding diabetes medications and medical devices.
February 2018: Diabetes Educator
Yoon Jeong Choi, Arlene M Smaldone
Purpose The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to explore the factors associated with medication engagement among older adults (≥60 years) with diabetes. Methods Five databases (PubMed, Embase, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PsycINFO, and Scopus) were systematically searched to identify studies examining the association between factors and medication engagement among older diabetes patients. A study met inclusion for meta-analysis if the prevalence of medication engagement or factor was reported in ≥2 studies and the frequency or strength of association was either reported or able to be computed...
December 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
Daudet Ilunga Tshiswaka, Kelechi D Ibe-Lamberts, Guy-Lucien S Whembolua, Abi Fapohunda, Eugene S Tull
Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions and attitudes around physical activity among immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo and examine the influence of Congolese cultural beliefs on physical activity practice. Methods In-depth interviews were conducted and augmented by photo-elicitation among 20 Congolese immigrants, distributed equally by gender, aged 35 years or older. The PEN-3 model was used as the cultural conceptual framework. Results Using both the Relationships and Expectations dimension (Perceptions, Enablers, and Nurturers) and Cultural Empowerment dimension (Positive, Existential, and Negative) of the PEN-3 model, emergent themes were categorized around knowing the benefits of being physically active (perceptions), doctor encouragement to be more physically active (enablers), and the habit and local tradition of consuming beer after a soccer match (nurturers)...
December 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
Robin Whittemore, Rebekah M Zincavage, Sarah S Jaser, Margaret Grey, Julia L Coleman, David Collett, Roberta Delvy, Bridget Basile Ibrahim, Lisa D Marceau
Purpose The purpose of this study was to understand the experience of parenting an adolescent with type 1 diabetes (T1DM), to develop a prototype of an eHealth program for parents of adolescents with T1DM, and to evaluate the prototype content and acceptability from the perspective of parents and health care providers. Methods A multiphase method was used generating both qualitative and quantitative data at multiple time points. There were 27 parents of adolescents aged 12 to 18 years with T1DM and 16 health care providers who participated in semistructured interviews to identify parental challenges; 53 parents and 27 providers evaluated the prototype...
December 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
Samantha R Paige, Kelly K Bonnar, David R Black, Daniel C Coster
Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore how perceived threat of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is shaped by risk factor knowledge and promotes the engagement of protective health behaviors among rural adults. Methods Participants (N = 252) completed a cross-sectional mixed-mode survey. Chi-squared analyses were computed to examine differences in perceived threat by demographic factors and knowledge of T2D risk factors. Logistic regressions were conducted to examine the relationship between T2D perceived threat and engagement in physical activity and health screenings...
December 1, 2017: Diabetes Educator
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December 2017: Diabetes Educator
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Beck J, Greenwood DA, Blanton L, et al. 2017. National standards for diabetes self-management education and support. Diabetes Educ. 2017;43(5):449-464. (Original DOI: 10.1177/0145721717722968) In the October 2017 issue of The Diabetes Educator, the 2 opening paragraphs of the article contained errors. In addition, for author Ardis A. Reed, MPH, RD, LD, CDE, the correct affiliation should be listed as TMF Health Quality Institute, Austin, Texas. The corrected 2 opening paragraphs are as follows: By the most recent estimates, 30...
December 2017: Diabetes Educator
Monica DiNardo, Shaddy Saba, Carol M Greco, Lauren Broyles, Lauren Terhorst, Eileen R Chasens, Brandi Bair, Denise Charron-Prochownik, Susan Cohen
Purpose The purpose of this study is to determine feasibility, satisfaction, and preliminary effects of Mindful Stress Reduction in Diabetes Education (Mind-STRIDE), a mindfulness-based intervention for veterans. Methods The study used a single-group pretest-posttest repeated-measures design. The 90-minute Mind-STRIDE training, adapted from Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), was provided as the final component of a half-day diabetes self-management education class at a Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient diabetes clinic...
December 2017: Diabetes Educator
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