Results from the first culturally tailored, multidisciplinary diabetes education in Lebanese adults with type 2 diabetes: effects on self-care and metabolic outcomes.

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 15, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,041 words
Lexile Measure: 1460L

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Objective Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is an essential component of lifestyle management needed for diabetes care. This pilot-study tested the effect of culturally-tailored education targeting diabetes selfcare on glycemia and cardiovascular risk factors of Lebanese with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) (n = 27; Age: 61 [+ or -] 10 yrs, 59% males, HbA1c: 8.98 [+ or -] 1.38%). Results Diabetes self-care (Diet, Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose and foot care) improved after 6 months, which was reflected in a significant drop in glycemic levels (HbA1c:-0.5%; FPG: - 38 mg/dl), and cholesterol/HDL ratio (4.45 [+ or -] 1.39 vs. 4.06 [+ or -] 1.29). Waist circumference decreased at 6 months compared to 3 months (p Keywords: Diabetes self-care, Culture, Multidisciplinary intervention, Education, Lebanon, Type 2 diabetes

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A693688279