Navigation Links
Peer Support May Bring Better Control of Diabetes
Date:10/21/2010

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Pairing people with diabetes who are struggling to control their blood sugar levels with their peers for weekly support sessions could be an effective and inexpensive way to help manage the disease, researchers say.

Such a program was linked with significantly reduced blood sugar levels in male veterans with diabetes, according to a new study appearing in the Oct. 19 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

The authors initially identified almost 1,700 veterans who might be eligible for the trial, but were only able to enroll 244. The 200-plus participants, all male, were randomized either to be matched up with another diabetes patient for weekly peer support and the option of attending group sessions, or to undergo one educational training and then receive care from a nurse care manager.

According to study author Dr. Michele Heisler, this model of peer support is less hierarchical than most systems in the United States.

"We explicitly wanted to test whether patients who were having self-management challenges and ... [who] had dangerously high blood sugar levels over the prior three months ... might be better motivated themselves if given the opportunity to both help and receive help from another participant facing similar self-management challenges and who also had poor control," explained Heisler, who is a research scientist with the Center for Clinical Management Research at the Ann Arbor VA.

This appeared to be the case: Men in the peer-support group saw a significant drop in their HbA1c levels (a measure of blood sugar over time) -- from an average of 8.02 to 7.73 percent over six months, which represented a 0.58 percent decrease from those in the control group, who received care from a nurse.

"That is equivalent to adding a new oral anti-hyperglycemic medication and a very clinically significan
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Postpartum intervention/support prevents smoking relapse, extends breastfeeding duration
2. Protein clamps tight to telomeres to help prevent aging ... and support cancer
3. Protein clamps tight to telomeres to help prevent aging...and support cancer
4. Urgent steps needed to tackle inadequate support for women with secondary breast cancer
5. New iPhone app, MedWatcher, to support real-time drug safety surveillance
6. Society of Interventional Radiology supports research for new MS treatments
7. Study Offers Support for Surgery After Compression Fracture
8. New state surveys affirm Americans support for government action on climate change
9. Mayo Clinic finds withdrawing ventricular assist device support ethical
10. Pilot study supports adolescent diabetes patients through personalized text messages
11. Experts Support FDA Panels Backing of New Blood Thinner
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Peer Support May Bring Better Control of Diabetes
(Date:4/17/2014)... School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals ... are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than ... this month,s issue of the International Journal of ... with better health and well-being as we age, the ... outcomes of individuals whose deficits in compassion put them ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... A Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created ... create programmable therapeutics that could travel the body ... disease. , Engineering cell-based, biological devices that monitor ... in clinical synthetic biology. However, no existing technology ... a patient,s physiological state and respond in a ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014) The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson,s ... that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and ... the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac ... study was published April 16, 2014, in Nature ... controversial, idea in Parkinson,s disease; but if true, it ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization ... published a comprehensive review today examining the current state ... The review calls for improved global surveillance strategies to ... recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has ... of Guinea and Liberia. According to the World ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NEW YORK (17 April 2014) Population Council scientists and ... is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of ... and rectum in animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2 ... provides the first data that the gel is effective ... of efficacy in the vagina against all three viruses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2Health News:Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease? 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 3Health News:Animal study provides first evidence that gel can prevent multiple virus transmission in vagina/rectum 2
... published in volume 14 issue 6 of World ... presented to Dr Cosimo Sperti of University of ... laparotomy performed in another hospital for an unresectable ... vein. Total pancreatectomy together with resection and reconstruction ...
... Ph.D., MBA, RN is vice president of research,and ... announced it,has appointed Joann Genovich-Richards, Ph.D., MBA, RN, ... research and measurement. The,position will support the development ... analyze existing data from accredited companies and,other sources ...
... March 13 inVentiv Clinical,Solutions, LLC (inVentiv Clinical), ... that they will establish operations in Latin,America, a ... will be,based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the ... inVentiv Clinical,s Latin American operations,will be led by ...
... TOC ; TSX: TOC) has been selected by ... care hospitals in high-growth urban and,suburban markets, to complete ... care hospitals., Like other health systems in the ... a limited field of candidates.,Thomson Healthcare, using its Market ...
... Ohio, March 13 Cardinal Health, a,global ... the safety and,productivity of health care, today ... Kaufmann as group president of its Healthcare ... role, Kaufmann, 45, will be responsible for ...
... the Future, JACKSON, Miss., March 13 ... technology partner, announces Christwood Retirement,Community in Covington, ... Study,(OBS) partner site for SamarionSolution(SM), the nursing ... Christwood, which recently celebrated a decade as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:URAC Announces New Leadership to Mine Health Care Management Data and Develop Measurement Programs 2Health News:URAC Announces New Leadership to Mine Health Care Management Data and Develop Measurement Programs 3Health News:inVentiv Clinical Expands Operations to Emerging Latin American Region 2Health News:inVentiv Clinical Expands Operations to Emerging Latin American Region 3Health News:Thomson Healthcare Undertakes Medical Staff Development Project for IASIS Healthcare 2Health News:Thomson Healthcare Undertakes Medical Staff Development Project for IASIS Healthcare 3Health News:Cardinal Health Names Michael C. Kaufmann to Lead Pharmaceutical Segment 2Health News:Samarion(SM) Announces Second Outcome Based Study Partner Site for LTC Industry's Only Enterprise Quality Improvement System 2Health News:Samarion(SM) Announces Second Outcome Based Study Partner Site for LTC Industry's Only Enterprise Quality Improvement System 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Quebec , Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, ... announced that the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino ... the previously announced tender offer by its indirect wholly-owned ... outstanding shares of common stock of Solta Medical, Inc. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 HeartWare International, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the ... expects revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 will ... to approximately $208 million. "Our full-year revenue ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new ... targeting guide with accompanying instrumentation to place and insert ... to the soft tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction ... repair heals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 2HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 3HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 4Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3
... Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE ) today announced ... Read, 57, currently head of the Company,s global biopharmaceutical ... Read succeeds Jeffrey B. Kindler, who has retired from ... The Board,s Lead Independent Director, Constance J. Horner, said, ...
... Dec. 3, 2010 Opto Circuits (India) Ltd. [BSE ... completed the merger of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jolt Acquisition ... result of the transaction, Cardiac Science has become a ... follows (i) Opto Circuits, acquisition, through a tender offer ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pfizer Board of Directors Names Ian C. Read President and Chief Executive Officer 2Pfizer Board of Directors Names Ian C. Read President and Chief Executive Officer 3Pfizer Board of Directors Names Ian C. Read President and Chief Executive Officer 4Opto Circuits Successfully Completes Acquisition of Cardiac Science 2Opto Circuits Successfully Completes Acquisition of Cardiac Science 3
Reagent Basin, 60mL, 5/Box...
Reservoir, 8 Well, 10/Box...
... manually adjustable dispensing head, and disposable, pre-sterilized ... cost-efficiency to microplate fluid dispensing. It is ... offer fast dispensing of fluids in a ... It also offers the added benefit of ...
The WellPro 384 is designed for use with 384 well microplates. It utilizes a 24 channel liquid head and can perform serial dilutions in a 16 or 24 across format, and plate to plate transfers and plat...
Medicine Products: