Improving diabetic patients' outcomes in family medicine in the United Arab Emirates
AbstractWe evaluated a diabetic mini-clinic by assessing adherence to American Diabetes Association guidelines and changes in glycosylated haemoglobin levels. Of 1063 patients, 721 were multiple attenders. Single and multiple attenders showed no significant differences in age, sex, time since diagnosis or body mass index. Female and male multiple attenders showed significant declines in glycosylated haemoglobin levels over the first 12 and 18 months respectively. After 2 years, these levels were similar to those at entry to the clinic. The clinic's compliance with standard measurement guidelines was high. The diabetic mini-clinic model, which is effective in industrialized countries, was equally effective in this setting
Andrews, D., Popiel, A., Margolis, S.A. & Reed, R.L. (2002). Improving diabetic patients' outcomes in family medicine in the United Arab Emirates. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119201
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (4-5), 566-573, 2002
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