Effectiveness of an educational intervention on the management of type 2 diabetic patients hospitalized in Internal Medicine: results from the FADOI-DIAMOND study

Giovanni Gulli, Stefania Frasson, Vito Borzì, Andrea Fontanella, Marco Grandi, Claudio Marengo, Antonio Nicolucci, Ruggero Pastorelli, Bruno Solerte, Adriano Gatti, Francesco Cristiano Raimondo, Erminio Bonizzoni, Gualberto Gussoni, Antonino Mazzone, Antonio Ceriello

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Abstract

Appropriate management of hyperglycemia is crucial for patients with type 2 diabetes. Aim of the FADOI-DIAMOND study was to evaluate real-world management of type 2 diabetic patients hospitalized in Internal Medicine wards (IMW) and the effects of a standardized educational intervention for IMW staff. DIAMOND has been carried out in 53 Italian IMW, with two cross-sectional surveys interspersed with an educational program (PRE phase and POST phase). In PRE phase, each center reviewed the charts of the last 30 hospitalized patients with known type 2 diabetes. An educational program was conducted in each center by means of the “outreach visit,” a face-to-face meeting between IMW staff and a trained external expert. Six months after, each center repeated the data collection (POST phase), specular to the PRE. A total of 3,167 patients were enrolled (1,588 PRE and 1,579 POST). From PRE phase to POST, patients with registered anthropometric data (54.1 vs. 74.9 %, p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-770
Number of pages6
JournalActa Diabetologica
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 27 2014

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Educational intervention
  • Internal medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medicine(all)

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