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  1. The people at the centre of care

    President's editorial ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Pierre Lefèbvre

  2. It is all about the people

    Editor-in-Chief's editorial ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Philip Home

  3. A world-wide call to action

    The scale of the problem that diabetes poses to world health is still widely under-recognized. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that if current trends continue, the number of people with diabetes will almost double; from 194 million pe ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - The DAWN International Expert Advisory Board

  4. Diabetes, fear, and self-loathing: one person's story

    When he left home to attend his regular diabetes clinic, Ray Msengana was already feeling unwell. But when he was told that the treatment of his Type 2 diabetes was to change from tablets to insulin therapy, he rapidly felt a lot worse. In this candid acco ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Msengana Ray

  5. Diabetes attitudes, wishes and needs

    The overall objective of Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN) is to improve the psycho-social support for people with diabetes. This global Programme is led by Novo Nordisk, in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and an adv ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Skovlund Søren

  6. Understanding the psychological barriers to effective diabetes therapy

    In order to minimize the risk of diabetes complications, effective therapy for people with Type 2 diabetes involves lifestyle changes and poly-pharmacy targeting levels of blood glucose, blood pressure and blood fat. However, the strict targets set in rece ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Lauritzen Torsten Zoffmann Vibeke

  7. Quality communication improving quality of life

    The ultimate goal of diabetes care is to enhance the quality of life of people with the condition. Quality of life is increasingly used as a factor in the evaluation of the quality of care. The results of this evaluation are used by health-care providers i ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Wijnberg-Williams BMJ van de Wiel HBM

  8. Diabetes education: overcoming affective roadblocks

    In diabetes care, the principal objective is to improve health outcomes and ensure the total well-being of people with the condition. In order to achieve this, it is important to reach the person beyond the laboratory results and blood glucose ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Linda Siminerio Martha Mitchell Funnell

  9. Empowering children with diabetes and their parents

    When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, the news usually comes as a shock to all family members. This often provokes a crisis which is associated with grief and sadness; a complex scenario emerges. Children with diabetes and their parents often feel overw ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Hoey Hilary

  10. Psycho-social care for people with diabetes: what the guidelines say

    Results from a number of recent studies highlight the importance of psycho-social factors in diabetes management. Research shows that psychological co-morbidity is prevalent in people with diabetes. As a result, well-being, self-care and glycaemic control ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - van Ballegooie Elize Snoek Frank

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