OBJECTIVE To determine the functional health status and treatment satisfaction in patients with type 2 diabetes from the Evaluation of Lantus Effect ON Optimization of use of single dose Rapid insulin (ELEONOR) study that investigated whether a telecare program helps optimization of basal insulin glargine with one bolus injection of insulin glulisine. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Functional health status and treatment satisfaction were investigated using the 36-Item Short-Form (SF-36) Health Survey, the World Health Organization Well-Being Questionnaire (WBQ), and the Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire. RESULTS Of 291 randomized patients, 238 completed the study (telecare: 114; self-monitoring blood glucose: 124). Significant improvements were detected in most SF-36 domains, in WBQ depression and anxiety scores, and in treatment satisfaction, without differences between study groups. CONCLUSIONS An insulin regimen that substantially improves metabolic control, while minimizing the risk of hypoglycemia, can positively affect physical and psychologic well-being and treatment satisfaction irrespective of the educational support system used.
|Autori:||NICOLUCCI A; DEL PRATO S; VESPASIANI G; ON BEHALF OF THE ELEONOR STUDY GROUP|
|Titolo:||Optimizing Insulin Glargine Plus One Injection of Insulin Glulisine in Type 2 Diabetes in the ELEONOR Study: Similar effects of telecare and conventional self-monitoring of blood glucose on patient functional health status and treatment satisfaction|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.2337/dc11-0900|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|