November is diabetes month, so we’ve pulled together a list of 10 resources related to diabetes for you to check out!
The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website has a variety of patient information handouts written in English, French, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Cree, Hindi, Ojibway, Ojicree, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.
This patient information infographic from RXfiles features best practices for insulin injection.
The National Aboriginal Diabetes Association website includes information about diabetes, and services and programs of particular interest to indigenous people who have diabetes.
Diabetes Canada provides recommendations for health professionals regarding diabetes management during Ramadan fasting.
5. UK Diabetes Diet Questionnaire (UKDQ)
The UK Diabetes and Diet Questionnaire (UKDDQ) is a validated tool to help assess patients’ food consumption and meal patterns. It takes roughly 10 minutes to complete and can be self-scored. The UKDDQ is copyright to the University of Bristol, licensed under a Creative Commons, Attribution NonCommercial No Derivatives Licence.
6. Webinar – Engaging the Disengaged Patient. NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 2015.
Webinar description: Chronically problematic self-management is one of the major contributors to poor metabolic outcomes in diabetes. Patients are often unable or unwilling to take medications regularly, follow a diabetes-friendly style of eating, exercise regularly, check blood glucose levels as prescribed and/or return for regular appointments. This is rarely due to a lack of motivation; indeed, almost everyone would prefer to live a long and healthy life. Given the limited time available for clinical consultations, what can the busy health care professional do to help patients address difficult obstacles such as diabetes distress, depression, and behavior change? During this webinar, William Polonsky, PhD, CDE, President and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, shares research findings concerning poor motivation in diabetes care, describes techniques for assessing key contributors to patient disengagement, and presents practical methods for overcoming patient disengagement in diabetes clinical practice.
The Behavioral Diabetes Institute is a non-profit organization that focuses on addressing the social, emotional, and psychological barriers to living a long and healthy life with diabetes. Their site includes a variety of resources for health professionals, patients and their families. Examples of free professional resources include assessment scales for measuring patients’ diabetes distress, video presentations about effectively communicating with patients, and a video CME series entitled “Critical Psychosocial Issues in Diabetes”.
8. Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. 2018. Canadian Association of Wound Care.
This paper outlines the Wound Prevention and Management Cycle, which can be used for developing a customized patient plan for the prevention and management of wounds.
9. Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management Training Program. NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
The National Kidney Disease Education Program “has developed Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management, a series of five training modules that use engaging activities and case studies to prepare registered dietitians (RDs) for counseling patients who have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Each module focuses on a specific area of nutrition management for kidney disease patients, including background information on CKD, slowing the progression of CKD, CKD complications, the CKD “diet,” and the transition from CKD to kidney failure. The modules also demonstrate how NKDEP’s free resources can be used to counsel patients with CKD.”
CADTH offers a variety of information products relating to diabetes management including: in-depth systematic reviews, recommendation reports, and implementation tools geared to translating research into action.