Counselling did not prevent gestational diabetes

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Clinical question: In women at risk of developing gestational diabetes, does a counselling programme focused on diet and exercise reduce the risk of progression? Gestational diabetes can usually be controlled through changes to diet and lifestyle.  This study looked at whether they can be prevent it from developing in the first place. The evidence The [read the full story…]

Better evidence needed for psychological interventions in young people with diabetes

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Clinical question In children and young people with diabetes, do psychological interventions improve care? This review had a broad scope and included many different types of intervention for different disease areas.  The common factor was children with chronic diseases.  It is not clear which outcomes were set out in advance as being of interest to [read the full story…]

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In type 2 diabetes, individualised education may be better than group education

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It’s difficult to tell how education improves health.  If you education someone, they behave in a certain way, and it’s the behaviour that improves their health, not the education.  However, a properly controlled trial can investigate these matters, as long as there’s enough participants to enable randomisation to do its stuff and even out all [read the full story…]

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