Reduction in the Prevalence of Pre-Diabetes Following One-to-One Consultation Delivered Through General Practice

Researchers

Dr Rhys Thatcher, Mr Nicholas Gregory; Aberystwyth University

External Collaborators

North Ceredigion GP Cluster (Church, Ystwyth, Padarn, Borth, Tanyfron, Tregaron and Llanilar Surgeries); National Exercise Referral Scheme; Food wise for Life

Project Summary

The Project evaluated the efficacy of a 30-minute one-to-one consultation for those identified as pre-diabetic. The consultation took place with a practice nurse based in the GP surgery and targeted patient education and lifestyle modification. Outcome measures include glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), body mass, BMI, waist circumference and blood pressure.

Relevant Publications

Thatcher, R and Gregory, N. (2017). Reduction in the Prevalence of Pre-Diabetes Following One-to-One Consultation Delivered Through General Practice. Welsh Endocrine and Diabetes Society, spring meeting, Cardiff.

Evaluation of a Diabetes Self-Management Program: A Feasibility Study

Researchers

Dr Rhys Thatcher, Dr Ffion Curtis; Aberystwyth University

External Collaborators

Dr Sam Rice, Ms Claire Hurlin; Hywel Dda UHB

Project Summary

This was a six-month feasibility study and process evaluation of the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP). DSMP is layperson led and is delivered in one 2.5-hour session per week for six-weeks in a community setting. Outcome measures include glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), CVD Risk, Rena function, Lipid profile and questionnaires to assess Health belief, Quality of Life, Self-efficacy, Depression, Empowerment and Health status.

Relevant Publications

Curtis, F., Tomlison, S., Hurlin, C., Rice, S., Thatcher, R. and Rice, S. (2016). Can Patients Educate Patients? A Feasibility Study. Welsh Endocrine and Diabetes Society, spring meeting, Cardiff.

PUBLICATIONS: Chronic Disease Management and Health Education

Curtis, F., Oliver, E.J., Jones, A.W., Rice, S. and Thatcher, R. (2013). Iechyd a newidiadau ffordd o fyw sy’n gysylltiedig ag oedran mewn ardaloedd gwledig: y pwyslais ar bryderon cyfredol yng Nghymru. Gwerddon, 16, 28-39.

Thatcher, R and Gregory, N. (2017). Reduction in the Prevalence of Pre-Diabetes Following One-to-One Consultation Delivered Through General Practice. Welsh Endocrine and Diabetes Society, spring meeting, Cardiff.

Curtis, F., Tomlison, S., Hurlin, C., Rice, S., Thatcher, R. and Rice, S. (2016). Can Patients Educate Patients? A Feasibility Study. Welsh Endocrine and Diabetes Society, spring meeting, Cardiff.