This article summarises findings from a recent study of a telehealth programme published in Health Affairs, which found that Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics both improved their disease management and reduced healthcare spending after receiving text reminders to watch their blood sugar and other aspects of the disease. The lead author argues that daily engagement with providers through smartphones can keep people on track with their self-management and help to build behavioural changes.
This report explores how health consultations can take place through collaboration - a meeting between equal partners with a common purpose.
Different models to mobilize peer support to improve diabetes self-management and clinical outcomes: evidence, logistics, evaluation considerations and needs for future research
This background paper makes the case that peer support programmes are a promising approach to enhance social and emotional support, assist patients in daily management and living with diabetes and promote linkages to clinical care.
This paper explores the behaviour change method of goal-setting and reviews the literature on goal-setting in primary care for patients with chronic conditions.
This article gives Jim Phillips' view of the role that self management has in modern healthcare and proposes what an integrated pathway approach may look like. It discusses some of the main factors to consider in the implementation of self management support.