Diabetes Literacy

Seventh Framework Programme European Commission

Project Publications

    Title Document
    Trial Web-Based Materials PDF icon 2017_Trial_DigitalMaterials.pdf
    Dube et al. Support Needs 2017 PDF icon 2017_Dube_SM_Support.pdf
    DSME Logic Model PDF icon DSME Logic Model
    Diabetes Literacy DSME Compendium PDF icon DL_Compendium1.pdf
    Policy Brief Effectiveness PDF icon PolicyBrief_2.pdf
    Policy Brief DSME status PDF icon PolicyBrief_1.pdf
    Overview & Design Diabetes Literacy PDF icon 2014_VandenBroucke_DL.pdf
    Person-based approach PDF icon 2015_PersonBased_Approach.pdf
    Views Digital Intervention Physical Activity PDF icon 2015_Rowsell.pdf
    Audit DSME in South Africa PDF icon 2015_Dube_Audit.pdf
    Review implementation fidelity PDF icon 2014_Schinckus_Review.pdf
    Many diseases, one model of care PDF icon J Comorbidity 2016.pdf
    Health information technology and disparities PDF icon journal.pmed_.1001852.pdf
    DSME in Developing Countries PDF icon Dube et al. 2014
    Public Summary Interim Report PDF icon 2014_Interim_Summary.pdf
    Update on Health Literacy and Diabetes PDF icon 2014_Baily_Update.pdf
    Patient-provider communication PDF icon 2013_DiabetesMedication.pdf

    DSME in Developing Countries

    Although self-management education is a key factor in the care for diabetes patients, its implementation in developing countries is not well documented. This systematic review considers the published literature on diabetes self-management education in high and low mortality developing countries. The aim is to provide a state of the art of current practices and assess program outcomes, cultural sensitivity, and accessibility to low literate patients.

    Public Summary Interim Report

    The Diabetes Literacy project (november 2012 - november 2015) is halfway. In the Interim report for the EU the work performed and main results have been described.

    Update on Health Literacy and Diabetes

    Inadequate literacy is common among patients with diabetes and may lead to adverse outcomes. The authors reviewed the relationship between literacy and health outcomes in patients with diabetes and potential interventions to improve outcomes. The review is based on 79 articles covering 3 key domains: (1) evaluation of screening tools to identify inadequate literacy and numeracy, (2) the relationships of a range of diabetes-related health outcomes with literacy and numeracy, and (3) interventions to reduce literacy-related differences in health outcomes.

    Patient-provider communication


    There is a robust body of research suggesting that effective physician communication can improve medication adherence among diabetes patients. Moving forward, we must engage patients in more meaningful ways in this dialog, particularly to understand barriers to adherence and develop shared treatment plans within the context of patients’ daily lives. Moreover, we must look to new communication media, such as email and other online services, to enhance and extend patient–provider relationships, with special attention to reducing barriers to communication for all patients.