The Tayside insulin management course: an effective education programme in type 1 diabetes

L. V. M. Jordan, M. Robertson, L. Grant, R. E. L. Peters, J. T. Cameron, S. Chisholm, D. J. Voigt, L. Matheson, E. J. Kerr, K. MacLean, R. R. MacAlpine, E. Wilson, A. D. R. Mackie, N. M. Summers, T. Vadiveloo, G. P. Leese

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    Aims The Tayside insulin management (TIM) course is an intensive insulin management programme for adults with type 1 diabetes. The aim was to assess its effectiveness. Methods Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and body mass index (BMI) from individuals with type 1 diabetes were collected 3months before, and 6 and 24months after the programme. The programme involved a full day of education per week for 4weeks in a row. Quality of life was assessed using the standardised Audit of Diabetes-Dependent Quality of Life (ADDQoL) questionnaire completed both before and 3months after the course. Subjects were also asked to complete a pre- and postcourse questionnaire gathering information about aspects of their diabetes management. In addition, individual satisfaction with course content and delivery was recorded. Results Participants had a median reduction in haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) of 4mmol/mol (0.4%) after 6months and 5mmol/mol (0.5%) 2years after the course (p

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)462-468
    Number of pages7
    JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Practice
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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