Review: children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes can have the same quality of life as those without it

A child tests her blood sugar

A new systematic review summarises a number of studies that examined how diabetes affects the quality of life of children and adolescents. Clinical question: In children with type 1 diabetes, is quality of life worse compared with the general population? The evidence: Is it not clear exactly how the reviewers calculated the “effect size” on [read the full story…]

Quality of life in people hospitalised with type 2 diabetes

A hand holding a pen filling in a questionnaire

A survey has reported quality of life of data from a cohort of hospitalis patients with type 2 diabetes on either oral antidiabetic agents or insulin regimens. The study used a questionnaire-based instrument – WHOWOL-BREF – to measure quality of life.  The participants had at least 5 years duration of diagnosis and had been hospitalised [read the full story…]