We identify existing interactive KT tools that would help patients and health care professionals to prevent diabetes complications in the Canadian context.
1) Review diabetes apps available in Canada using the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) tool and generate usability scores for each 2) Characterize availability of features across all apps 3) Evaluate clinical safety of bolus insulin calculators 4) Evaluate quality of exportable blood glucose reports meant for HCP use.
People with type 2 diabetes and increased systolic blood pressure (SBP) are at high risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). We aimed to investigate the association between CVD related hospital payments and SBP and test whether it is influenced by diabetes peer-support.
Exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in utero may impact nutritional intake and lifestyle habits in early childhood. However, it is unclear if nutritional status predicts greater risk for metabolic disturbances, such as insulin resistance (IR). The primary objectives were (1) to determine parent-reported nutritional risk scores in 2-year old children born to women with and without GDM, and (2) to assess whether these scores predict IR in 5-year old children.
We present this special issue of the Canadian Journal of Diabetes at a very unusual time in all of our lives. Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on populations worldwide, the mortality and health-related consequences of this disease have been magnified in some communities over others, specifically for individuals with diabetes. Clearly, we are living through a global crisis that not only affects our health and mental health, but also has disrupted the economy, education and employment.
The day-to-day management of diabetes is often the responsibility of resident physicians in teaching hospitals, yet studies have consistently shown that learners lack confidence and knowledge of inpatient insulin titration. We sought to elucidate factors that influence inpatient management of diabetes by medical learners. We predicted that there would be conscious and unconscious variables at play, and we sought to determine the process by which learners arrived at insulin titration decisions.
Diabetes is associated with adverse outcomes, including death, after coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) infection. Beyond the lungs, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the etiologic agent of the COVID-19 pandemic, can infect a range of other tissues, including the kidney, potentially contributing to acute kidney injury in those with severe disease. We hypothesized that the renal abundance of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) 2, the cell surface receptor for SARS-CoV-2, may be modulated by diabetes and agents that block the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS).
Cardiovascular autonomic function impairment has been reported in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) associated with cardiovascular (CV) events. We test the hypothesis that the severity of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a predictor associated with subsequent three-point major adverse cardiovascular events (three-P MACE) (combined endpoint of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and nonfatal stroke).
People with mental illness and type 2 diabetes are more likely to experience diabetes complications than the general population. Diabetes management can be improved with tailored lifestyle intervention content. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate diabetes insights of mental health-care patients after participation in a tailored education intervention.
There currently no recommendations on following the ketogenic diet (KD) in the context of diabetes, therefore healthcare professionals may not be comfortable in supporting it.
The concept of chronic disease distress is not new. Many chronic health conditions, including cancer, lung disease, chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease and others, come with significant emotional and psychological burden. In the diabetes world, there has been sufficient scientific study into distress such that that it is possible to demonstrate its importance as a public health issue and to propose system changes that could serve to benefit not only diabetes but other chronic illnesses. This is an important topic of examination as diabetes rates are climbing quickly and significant rates of diabetes distress are following (1–6).
The rates of both gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and mental illness in pregnancy are rising. There is an association between type 2 diabetes and major depressive disorder, anxiety and schizophrenia, thus there is a need for greater understanding of the relationship between GDM and mental illness. This review suggests that there is a bidirectional and complex relationship between antenatal depression, gestational diabetes and postpartum depression. The combined effect of both a history of depression and gestational diabetes significantly increases the risk of postpartum depression.
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