Navigation Links
Lifestyle Counseling Helps Diabetes Patients Control Blood Sugar
Date:1/25/2012

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Incorporating lifestyle counseling into routine care for diabetes patients significantly reduces the time it takes them to reach their treatment goals, according to a new study.

It included more than 30,000 diabetes patients with elevated blood glucose, blood pressure or cholesterol who received diet, exercise and weight loss counseling in a primary care setting for at least two years, with an average follow-up of nearly seven years.

Using counseling in primary care reduced the time it took for the patients to lower their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, according to the researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

The more frequently patients received counseling, the quicker they reached their treatment goals. Those who received face-to-face counseling at least once a month took an average of 3.9 weeks to reach their goals, compared to 13.5 months for those who received counseling once every one to six months.

The findings appear in the February issue of the journal Diabetes Care.

"This study shows that persistent lifestyle counseling can and should be a critical piece of any routine diabetes treatment plan," study senior author Dr. Alexander Turchin said in a journal news release. "Clearly, it gets people to goal faster than when they are not given continued encouragement and information on how to increase physical activity levels, eat properly and reduce lipids. Primary care providers should take these findings to heart."

Counseling can be time-intensive and may not be feasible for doctors. Instead, nurse practitioners, physician assistants or dietitians may be more cost-effective ways of providing this support, the researchers suggested.

More information

The American Diabetes Association has more about living with diabetes.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Diabetes Care, news release, Jan. 24, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. LifestyleMom.com and the LifestyleMom Radio Cafe Aim to Help Women Create a Family Life and "Me Life" That They Truly Love
2. Moms Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Babys Size
3. For Valentine's Day, Lifestyle Correspondent and Her Two Sets of Twins Show a Little Love Where Its Needed the Most
4. Gilsbar's Health & Lifestyle Management Program Wins First Place Award at the National Workforce Health Economics Summit
5. Want to Live a Healthier Lifestyle? Now Theres an App for That, Too!
6. Introducing KePRO(TM) Engage Health - A Revolutionary Wellness & Lifestyle Management Company
7. Cell Science Systems Recruits Seasoned Executive to Head New Lifestyle Medicine & Nutritional Solution for Health Care Professionals
8. Free Anti-Aging Teleseminar Teaches People Key Lifestyle Changes To Maximize Longevity
9. SeaShine, LLC Announces the Launch of SeaShine Online Magazine, a Magazine for Women Who Positively Impact their Communities through Transparent Lifestyles
10. Lifestyle factors significantly impact survival of non-Hodgkins lymphoma patients, study finds
11. A more active lifestyle crucial for day-to-day function in COPD patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... In a ... Dallas plastic surgeon , Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, and colleagues, examine and underscore ... outlines recommendations for rhinoplasty surgeons when addressing this vital area. , The upper ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 ... ... announce an upcoming Feb. 23 webinar, “Intel’s Direct-to-Employee Benefit Model: A Case Study ... a not-for-profit Catholic health care system that’s partnering with Intel on value-based health ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... veEDIS Clinical Systems, LLC, announced ... adaptable algorithms, has been updated to help Emergency Department physicians and nurses identify ... Zikas and a travel history to affected regions, or potential exposure through another, ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) , ... February 11, ... ... Commission) announces the call for nominations seeking candidates for the Board of Commissioners. ... individuals with passion, skills and experience with diversity of clinical practice settings and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... speaker, trainer and author Ray Clarke poses a question as a challenge for ... In his book, "Being in the Being" (published by Partridge Singapore), Clarke explores ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... and PORTLAND, Ore. , Feb. 11, ... company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of SolutionsRx, ... and rural access hospitals. Along with providing traditional contract ... consulting services to assist clients in navigating the complex ... , CEO of Wellpartner. --> James R. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... SEOUL, South Korea , Feb. 11, 2016 Wearable posture tracker, ALEX , has ... project fully funded and just seven days left to go, ALEX is said to be delivered to ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160211/332248 ... ... ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , 11 de fevereiro de 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... de sua fábrica de soroalbumina bovina (BSA -- ... A fábrica fica na Ilha Norte da Nova ... desenvolvido e estabelecido na fábrica da Proliant nos ... . O projeto e instalação dos equipamentos foram ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: