Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 13:29
An epidemiological transition is occurring in Tunisia. Prevalence of diabetes has increased from 2.3% in 1977 to 6.4% in 1990 and reached 10 to 15% in 2000. Increased diabetes prevalence is rising hand-in-hand with obesity, which represents an important risk factor of type 2 diabetes.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:50
Primary prevention of type 2 diabetes has been shown to be effective in many parts of the world. It has been years since important studies affirmed that preventative measures such as moderate weight loss, moderate physical activity and low-fat, high fibre food choices can help offset impaired glucose tolerance from progressing to a case of type 2 diabetes.1,2
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:35
Good self-management is crucial for experiencing a healthy life with diabetes. Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Diabetes Self-Management Support (DSMS) activities provide a process for people living with diabetes to gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify their behaviour. DSME and DSMS also help people with diabetes self-manage the disease and related conditions.
Submitted by aabolina on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:23
The prevalence of diabetes is estimated to be 11.6% in the Chinese adult population, which represents up to 113.9 million Chinese adults with diabetes or a third of the world’s diabetes population. The prevalence of diabetes is higher in older age groups, in urban residents and in persons living in economically developed regions.
Submitted by aabolina on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:00
Submitted by aabolina on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 15:29
Submitted by aabolina on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 15:16
Self-management support and diabetes education is essential for people with diabetes to actively engage in effective diabetes self-management. People with diabetes who feel capable of self-managing their diabetes have the opportunity to live better lives with diabetes, get more support and to better utilize the health care system.
Submitted by aabolina on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 15:04
Modern diabetes care demands the comprehensive knowledge of multiple medical, nursing and paramedical specialties and is ideally delivered by a coordinated team of experts. This care should be provided in an individualized or person-centred manner to improve its acceptability as well as its effectiveness. Diabetes care is constantly evolving, hopefully for the better.
Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 14:05
Submitted by aabolina on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:51