Diabetes

An Overview of the Genomics of Metabolic Syndrome

Purpose: This article provides a brief overview of the diagnostic criteria and genomic risk factors for the components of metabolic syndrome (MetS).

Organizing Constructs: Contributions of cardiovascular, obesity, and diabetes genomic risk factors to the development of MetS as reported in the literature have been reviewed.

Low Health Literacy: Overview, Assessment, and Steps Toward Providing High-Quality Diabetes Care

 Although hypotheses about the link between literacy and health outcomes were published in the 1980s,1 the potential consequences of limited literacy in U.S. health care settings was brought to the attention of the larger clinical and health policy communities by a study published in 1995.

Goal setting in diabetes self-management: taking the baby steps to success.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of a diabetes self-management guide and a brief counseling intervention in helping patients set and achieve their behavioral goals.

Design, Feasibility, and Acceptability of an Intervention Using Personal Digital Assistant-based Self-monitoring in Managing Type 2 Diabetes

BACKGROUND: The information processing demands associated with behavioral self-management of diabetes are extensive. Pairing personal digital assistant (PDA)-based self-monitoring with a behavioral self-management intervention may improve adherence and patient outcomes. METHODS: ENHANCE is a randomized controlled trial to test an intervention designed to improve regimen adherence in adults with type 2 diabetes. The intervention, based on Social Cognitive Theory (SCT), is paired with PDA-based self-monitoring.

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