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Diabetes Educ 2000 May-Jun;26(3):460-7 <A HREF="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Link&db=PubMed&dbFrom=PubMed&from_uid=11151293">Related Articles, </A><A HREF="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11151293&dopt=Books">Books</A>
How diabetes specialists treat their own diabetes: findings from a study of
the AADE and ADA membership.
Graff MR, Rubin RR, Walker EA
Professional Education Department, MiniMed Inc, 12744 San Fernando Road,
Sylmar, CA 91342, USA. email @ redacted
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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine how diabetes specialists,
who themselves have diabetes, manage their own care. METHODS: An independent
research organization faxed anonymous, 1-page surveys to all professional
members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the
American Diabetes Association (ADA) who had valid fax numbers. Only those
individuals with diabetes were asked to fill out and return the survey.
RESULTS: Of the 12,525 surveys that were distributed, 802 (6.4%) were
returned. The prevalence of type 1 diabetes in this sample was estimated to
be 13 times higher than in the general US population, whereas the prevalence
of type 2 diabetes was 42% to 54% lower. Of the respondents with type 1
diabetes, most (96%) practiced intensive treatment regimens, and more than
half used an insulin infusion pump. CONCLUSIONS: Diabetes specialists treat
their own diabetes according to current standards of medical care, with
insulin pumps being the preferred method of insulin therapy for type 1
diabetes in this sample. Knowing that experts almost universally practice
intensive treatment regimens may be a powerful motivator for patients and
sends a strong message to primary care providers and payers regarding the
need for treating diabetes according to current standards of care.
PMID: 11151293, UI: 21025762
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All our patients need to know about intensified diabetes management they
learned in fourth grade.
Rizor HM, Richards S
Rocky Mountain Diabetes and Osteoporosis Center, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA.
email @ redacted
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It may be feasible for some patients using simplified meal-planning
approaches and short-acting insulin regimens to use an insulin pump instead
of 2 daily injections of 70/30 insulin. Although this approach may not be
possible for everyone, the methods discussed in this article open the door
for some individuals whose main stumbling blocks are calculating insulin
dosing and grams of CHO. In our practice, we have seen repeatedly that
simplified approaches for counting CHO intake and calculating insulin dose
can work successfully even with intensive insulin management. It is our
challenge as diabetes health professionals to continually search for creative
ways to help our patients simplify their daily diabetes management tasks. In
many cases, the patient is more likely to commit to healthful changes when
the meal plan is simpler and more visual. It is not possible, however, to
make patients proficient in CHO counting and insulin dosing in one visit.
Referral to a registered dietitian who specializes in diabetes allows a
tailored plan to be developed with each individual based on health
parameters, treatment goals, lifestyle, and cognitive skills.
PMID: 11151288, UI: 21025757
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