Health Literacy, Self-management Activities, and Glycemic Control Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Path Analysis

This study evaluated a novel composite measure of health literacy and numeracy by assessing its predictive validity for diabetes self-care activities and glycemic control. Methods: Patients (N = 102) with type 2 diabetes were recruited from a family medicine clinic at an academic medical center. Combined health literacy was assessed by combining the results of the Health Literacy Scale and the Subjective Numeracy Scale. Self-management activities were assessed by the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities scale. Hemoglobin A1c (A1c) values were extracted from patients' medical records to assess glycemic control. Path models were used to test the predicted pathways linking health literacy and numeracy, independently and together, to self-management activities and glycemic control. Results: The mean combined literacy score was 72.0 (range, 33-104); the mean health literacy score alone was 43.9 (range, 14-56); and the mean numeracy score alone was 28.1 (range, 8-48). The direct effects results showed that the combined health literacy score (B = 0.107, P
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates the importance of psychosocial factors in addition to physiological variables in the development of depressive symptoms and incident MDD in people with type 2 diabetes. Stressful life events, depressive symptoms and diabetes-related distress all play a significant role which has implications for practice. A more holistic approach to care, which recognises the interplay of these psychosocial factors, may help to mitigate their impact on diabetes self-management as well as MDD, thus early screening and treatment for symptoms is recommended. PMID: 32484148 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is associated with increased fracture risk but we do not know what affects this risk. We investigated the risk of hip and non-vertebral fractures in diabetes and whether this risk was affected by age, gender, body mass index, diabetes ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Conditions:   Diabetes Mellitus;   Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Interventions:   Other: High Carbohydrate (glycogen loading);   Other: Low carbohydrate (No Glycogen Loading) Sponsor:   University of Virginia Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2;   Cognitive Dysfunction Interventions:   Behavioral: Tai Chi Chuan;   Behavioral: Fitness Walking;   Behavioral: Standard Diabetic Care Education Sponsors:   Jing Tao;   Second Affiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine;   Bao'an District People's Hospital of Shenzhen;   Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;   Peking University;   University of Electronic Science and Technology of Ch...
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This report places C. albidus on the growing number of disseminated mycosis-causing agents in diabetic patients. PMID: 32491141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study demonstrated an improved medication reconciliation process with pharmacist involvement, expanding the body of evidence that pharmacists can enhance TOC management in an inpatient setting. These results highlight the utility of a pharmacist in the implementation and refinement of TOC services and provides impetus for a team-based approach when patients experience a TOC. PMID: 32483643 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
ConclusionsA 5-year retrospective analysis reveals the mean prevalence of DR in the population with type 1 and type 2 DM in Poland was rather low.
Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the nexus between workplace exposure for wood, welding, motor mechanic, and oil refinery workers and the prevalence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Initially, 2500 male volunteers who were wood, welding, motor mechanic, and oil refinery workers were interviewed. After an examination of their demographics and medical history, 1408 non-smoking wood (158), welding (560), motor mechanic (272), and oil refinery workers (217), along with 201 control subjects, were selected. The participants’ mean age was 36.59 ± 0.29 years and the mean body mass index was 26.14 &a...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: SHED combined with HBO therapy was effective for treating type 2 diabetic rats. The underlying mechanism may involve SHED-mediated increase in the proliferation and trans-differentiation of islet β -cells and decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines and apoptosis of islets.
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Amerta Ghosh, Bhavya Arora, Ritesh Gupta, Shajith Anoop, Anoop Misra
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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