Development and initial validation of a short form of the diabetes acceptance and Action Scale: The DAAS-Revised (DAAS-R)

This study aimed to develop a short form of the Diabetes Acceptance and Action Scale that would be suitable for administration across all ages.MethodPeople with diabetes were recruited via social media, support organisations and charities as well as clinical services. They completed an online survey measuring demographic and clinical data, the Diabetes Acceptance &Action Scale, Problems in Diabetes Short Form, Self-Care Inventory Revised, Brief Experiential Avoidance Questionnaire, Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire and Engaged Living Scale.ResultsFive hundred and thirty-one participants with diabetes responded to the online survey. The sample was 78% British, and 67% female. Seventy percent of the sample had Type 1 diabetes and 30% had Type 2. The scale was successfully reduced to a nine item, one factor scale, with excellent model fit. Cronbach's α was 0.9 and the scale correlated very highly with the original DAAS (r = 0.92, p 
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Diabetes coverage does not fully align with incidence of diabetes among Australians, and problematic language practices such as the labelling of people as 'diabetics' continue to occur. SO WHAT?: Given the agenda-setting function of the news media, new strategies may be needed to change how Australian metropolitan and national newspapers cover diabetes, especially in relation to incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and perspectives. PMID: 31520565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Health Promotion Journal of Australia - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot J Austr Source Type: research
ConclusionThe 2018 American Diabetes Association guidelines now recommend treatment goals based on functional status rather than age. Our experience locally is reflective of the spectrum of issues that arise in management of diabetes in the older person. This highlights the positive impact of a multidisciplinary diabetes service in minimising complications and promoting individualised person-centred care.
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Authors: Kutoh E, Hayashi J, Kuto AN Abstract OBJECTIVE: While dulaglutide has been approved inpatients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in combination with insulin, it has not been studied in insulin-deficient patients, not whether they have type 1 diabetes (T1DM) or T2DM. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of dulaglutide 0.75 mg/once weekly (QW) in patients with absolute insulin deficiency (n=10). SUBJECTS AND RESULTS: Significant reductions of HbA1c (9.30±1.03% to 8.61±1.21%; p
Source: Endocrine Regulations - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr Regul Source Type: research
Authors: Valkovicova T, Skopkova M, Stanik J, Gasperikova D Abstract MODY (Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young) is a type of diabetes resulting from a pathogenic effect of gene mutations. Up to date, 13 MODY genes are known. Gene HNF1A is one of the most common causes of MODY diabetes (HNF1A-MODY; MODY3). This gene is polymorphic and more than 1200 pathogenic and non-pathogenic HNF1A variants were described in its UTRs, exons and introns. For HNF1A-MODY, not just gene but also phenotype heterogeneity is typical. Although there are some clinical instructions, HNF1A-MODY patients often do not meet every diagnostic c...
Source: Endocrine Regulations - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr Regul Source Type: research
AbstractTo examine the prevalence and incidence of diabetic eye disease (DED) among individuals with diabetes in Europe, a systematic review to identify all published European prevalence and incidence studies of DED in individuals with diabetes managed in primary health care was performed according to the MOOSE and PRISMA guidelines. The databases Medline, Embase and Web of Science were searched to 2 September 2017. Meta-analyses and meta-regressions were performed. The pooled prevalence estimates were applied to diabetes prevalence rates provided by the International Diabetes Foundation atlas and Eurostat population data,...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Qiangru Huang, Peijing Yan, Huaiyu Xiong, Tiankui Shuai, Jingjing Liu, Lei Zhu, Jiaju Lu, Xiue Shi, Kehu Yang, Jian LiuAbstractExtracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) as a new adjuvant therapy has shown a potential capability to promote diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) healing. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of ESWT on the healing of DFUs. The Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, China Biology Medicine and reference lists were searched for studies published up to December 2018. Randomized con...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsHypoglycemia can present a burden on the lives of family members of PWDs. Conversations about hypoglycemia, facilitated by a healthcare professional, may reduce this burden and hypoglycemia risk.FundingNovo Nordisk A/S.
Source: Diabetes Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions: When tested according to the ISO15197:2015 guideline, the device showed very accurate measurement performance for glucose and ß-OHB testing and fully met regulatory accuracy approval criteria. PMID: 31482753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Mol Diagn Source Type: research
AbstractAims/hypothesisStillbirth risk is increased in pregnancy complicated by diabetes. Fear of stillbirth has major influence on obstetric management, particularly timing of delivery. We analysed population-level data from Scotland to describe timing of stillbirths in women with diabetes and associated risk factors.MethodsA retrospective cohort of singleton deliveries to mothers with type 1 (n = 3778) and type 2 diabetes (n = 1614) from 1 April 1998 to 30 June 2016 was analysed using linked routine care datasets. Maternal and fetal characteristics, HbA1c data and delivery timing were compared...
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to evaluate the utility of SMBG based on the impact of test-strip adherence on glycemic goal attainment in an indigent population that is provided with low-copay test strips. This retrospective cohort study included patients with T1DM or T2DM who were enrolled in PAP in 2016 and who received a prescription for test strips during the 90 days prior to hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurement. Adherence was defined as the proportion of days covered (PDC)> 0.8. Of the 498 patients encountered, 20% of the adherent group (n = 245) and 25% of the nonadherent group (n = 253) had a goal of HbA1c
Source: P and T - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: P T Source Type: research
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