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Target setting in intensive insulin management is associated with metabolic control: the Hvidoere Childhood Diabetes Study Group Centre Differences Study 2005

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Swift, PGF and Skinner, TC and de Beaufort, CE and Cameron, FJ and Aman, J and Aanstoot, H-J and Castano, L and Chiarelli, F and Daneman, D and Danne, T and Dorchy, H and Hoey, H and Kaprio, EA and Kaufman, F and Kocova, M and Mortensen, HB and Njolstad, PR and Phillip, M and Robertson, KJ and Schoenle, EJ and Urakami, T and Vanelli, M and Ackermann, RW and Skovlund, SE, Target setting in intensive insulin management is associated with metabolic control: the Hvidoere Childhood Diabetes Study Group Centre Differences Study 2005, Pediatric Diabetes, 11, (4) pp. 271-278. ISSN 1399-543X (2010) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1399-5448.2009.00596.x

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate glycaemic targets set by diabetes teams, their perception by adolescents and parents, and their influence on metabolic control.Methods: Clinical data and questionnaires were completed by adolescents, parents/carers and diabetes teams in 21 international centres. HbA1c was measured centrally.Results: A total of 2062 adolescents completed questionnaires (age 14.4 ± 2.3 yr; diabetes duration 6.1 ± 3.5 yr). Mean HbA 1c = 8.2 ± 1.4% with significant differences between centres (F = 12.3; p < 0.001) range from 7.4 to 9.1%. There was a significant correlation between parent (r = 0.20) and adolescent (r = 0.21) reports of their perceived ideal HbA1c and their actual HbA1c result (p < 0.001), and a stronger association between parents' (r = 0.39) and adolescents' (r = 0.4) reports of the HbA1c they would be happy with and their actual HbA1c result. There were significant differences between centres on parent and adolescent reports of ideal and happy with HbA1c (8.1 < F > 17.4;p < 0.001). A lower target HbA1c and greater consistency between members of teams within centres were associated with lower centre HbA1c (F = 16.0; df = 15; p < 0.001).Conclusions: Clear and consistent setting of glycaemic targets by diabetes teams is strongly associated with HbA1c outcome in adolescents. Target setting appears to play a significant role in explaining the differences in metabolic outcomes between centres. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Research Field:Paediatrics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Diabetes
Author:Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)
ID Code:74125
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:45
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-11-14
Last Modified:2012-02-28
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