Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the educational tool, Conversation Maps™ (CM), combined with a weight loss program, in improving metabolic control of as well as knowledge about diabetes, in a population with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) with mildly impaired glycemic control. Methods: This is a longitudinal observational study in which 66 subjects, aged 67.8 ± 7.93, were included either in the educational program with CM, once weekly for 4 weeks (T4), combined with a weight loss regime (group A, n = 32), or in standard care with a weight loss regime (group B, n = 34), both followed for 3 months (T3M) after T4. Results: At T4, both groups A and B had significantly lost weight and reduced waist circumference. However, group B did not lose weight or reduce waist circumference at T3M compared to T4. At T3M, only group A significantly lowered glycated hemoglobin (A1c) from baseline. At T3M, only group A had a significant increase in knowledge on diabetes therapy and foot care. Conclusions: CM may also play a significant role in T2DM characterized by mildly impaired glycemic control. Moreover, a systematic use of CM could be suggested for management of diabetes together with lifestyle changes and a weight loss diet.

Conversation Maps™, an effective tool for the management of males and females with type 2 diabetes and mildly impaired glycemic control / Defeudis, Giuseppe; Khazrai, Yeganeh Manon; Di Rosa, Claudia; Secchi, Chiara; Montedoro, Anna; Maurizi, Anna Rita; Palermo, Andrea; Pozzilli, Paolo; Manfrini, Silvia. - In: HORMONES. - ISSN 1109-3099. - ELETTRONICO. - 17:1(2018), pp. 113-117. [10.1007/s42000-018-0005-9]

Conversation Maps™, an effective tool for the management of males and females with type 2 diabetes and mildly impaired glycemic control

DEFEUDIS, GIUSEPPE
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Palermo, Andrea;Pozzilli, Paolo;
2018

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the educational tool, Conversation Maps™ (CM), combined with a weight loss program, in improving metabolic control of as well as knowledge about diabetes, in a population with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) with mildly impaired glycemic control. Methods: This is a longitudinal observational study in which 66 subjects, aged 67.8 ± 7.93, were included either in the educational program with CM, once weekly for 4 weeks (T4), combined with a weight loss regime (group A, n = 32), or in standard care with a weight loss regime (group B, n = 34), both followed for 3 months (T3M) after T4. Results: At T4, both groups A and B had significantly lost weight and reduced waist circumference. However, group B did not lose weight or reduce waist circumference at T3M compared to T4. At T3M, only group A significantly lowered glycated hemoglobin (A1c) from baseline. At T3M, only group A had a significant increase in knowledge on diabetes therapy and foot care. Conclusions: CM may also play a significant role in T2DM characterized by mildly impaired glycemic control. Moreover, a systematic use of CM could be suggested for management of diabetes together with lifestyle changes and a weight loss diet.
conversation maps; diabetes; education; endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
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Conversation Maps™, an effective tool for the management of males and females with type 2 diabetes and mildly impaired glycemic control / Defeudis, Giuseppe; Khazrai, Yeganeh Manon; Di Rosa, Claudia; Secchi, Chiara; Montedoro, Anna; Maurizi, Anna Rita; Palermo, Andrea; Pozzilli, Paolo; Manfrini, Silvia. - In: HORMONES. - ISSN 1109-3099. - ELETTRONICO. - 17:1(2018), pp. 113-117. [10.1007/s42000-018-0005-9]
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