Conversation Maps®, Effective Tool for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Italy • 2014

Two groups: Map Tools with weight-loss regime (A) and Map Tools alone (B); Map Tools was even more effective when coupled with a weight-loss program; both groups experienced weight loss, showed a decrease in HbA1c, and demonstrated improved knowledge regarding glycemic control; group with weight-loss regime + Map Tools showed increased knowledge about therapy, prevention, and treatment of diabetic foot in addition to a higher internal locus of control compared to baseline; waist circumference reduction significant in both groups (p<0.001); HbA1c: A) baseline 7.1% +/- 0.7 to post-study 6.6% +/- 0.6 (n=21, p-value = 0.04) B) baseline 7.4% +/- 0.8 to post-study 6.8% +/- 0.8 (n=22, p-value = 0.02); Weight Change: A) baseline approximately 87 kg to post-study 84 kg (p < 0.001) B) baseline approximately 80.5 kg to post-study 80 kg (p > 0.05; not significant); Diabetic Foot Care Knowledge: A) baseline 6.2 to post-study 9.1 (p < 0.001) B) baseline 6.8 to post-study 7.8 (p > 0.05; not significant).

Khazrai, Y.M.; Deffudis, G.; Di Rosa, C.; Roncella, E.; Sercchi, C.; Pozzilli, P.; Manfrini, S. Conversation Maps®, Effective Tool for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment. Poster presented at the American Diabetes Association 75th Scientific Sessions: June 21–25, 2014; Chicago, IL; P-697.


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