Diabetes management improves when patients, doctors agree on treatment goals, UMHS study finds

ANN ARBOR, Mich. People with diabetes who agree with their physician's treatment goals and strategies were more likely to be successful at managing their condition, but few patients agree with their doctor's top three goals and strategies, researchers at the University of Michigan Health System report.

"With chronic diseases, the bulk of treatment has to be carried out by patients, at home, between office visits," says lead author Michele Heisler, M.D., MPA, a lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine at U-M Medical School. "And because there are many different things that have to be done and many tough behavioral changes patients are more likely to be successful if they and their doctors agree on and target specific changes. Besides knowing their medicine, doctors have to be better coaches for their patients."

In the study, to be published in the November issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers sent surveys to diabetes patients and their primary care physicians asking both groups to list their top three treatment goals and their top three treatment strategies for that specific patient. Of 127 patient-physician pairs, only 5 percent agreed on the three top treatment goals and 10 percent agreed on all three treatment strategies. Nearly one-fifth of patients and doctors did not overlap on any of their top three treatment goals.

But it's not all grim: Three out of five patients overlapped with their doctor on at least one treatment goal and more than half shared one treatment strategy. Fifty-five percent of patients included their doctor's No. 1 goal and strategy among their top three.

Patients who said they shared responsibility with their doctor for making treatment decisions were more likely to agree with their doctor's top strategies. Similarly, doctors who reported discussing more areas of diabetes self-management with their patients saw more agreement on treatment strategies.

"The main probl

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
University of Michigan Health System

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Diabetes a bigger heart disease risk for women than for men
2. Diabetes: A link between oral and overall health?
3. Diabetes among older adults imposed an estimated $133.5 billion cost in 1990s
4. Diabetes increases deaths among people 65 and older
5. Diabetes may be going unnoticed in many UK children
6. Diabetes drug improves metabolic changes associated with HIV combination therapy
7. Diabetes linked to increased risk of Alzheimers in long-term study
8. Diabetes patients skip medications to save money
9. Diabetes doubles risk of liver disease and liver cancer
10. Salk news: Diabetes first steps
11. Diabetes patients with low literacy more likely to have poorly controlled disease

Post Your Comments:

(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... innovative higher-learning opportunities through high-quality, career-relevant, and affordable online education – is proud ... . , Among the first of its kind in the nation, the ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... In an effort to give back to the ... percent of each hotel room booked with a special new rate code to benefit ... (RMHC-CNI) , effective immediately. Donations will be applied to any room type, any ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... 28, 2020 , ... Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) ... Of The Year® 2020 Florida Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the ... growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... ... Integrated Viral Protection (IVP Air) today announced that the True ... Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System that is the first system designed and proven ... equipped with the filtration system on September 8th. , The IVP Air S1 ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... doors! Sikara Medspa is a leading aesthetic and wellness retreat. The practice is ... and surrounding areas of Las Vegas. , Designed to be a sanctuary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... New York City you will always pay more for these two things: real estate and ... but are plastic surgeons in New York worth the premium prices that they charge? ... trip to have expert aesthetic treatments by some of the best doctors in the country. ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... 28, 2020 , ... Dr. Raheleh Sarbaziha has been reimagining ... approach. Armed with her qualifications from Ross University School of Medicine and the ... human body with the nation and world. With a fellowship in Integrative Medicine ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... analytics, has partnered with Enquire, a leading provider of cloud CRM, marketing automation, ... two organizations' strategic partnership will involve the integration of Trella’s performance intelligence data ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: