Gernot Rueter

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AIMS Our main aim was to analyse gender differences in the association of adherence and poor glycaemic control (PGC) in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Germany. METHODS Baseline data of the DIANA-study, a prospective cohort study of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in South-West Germany, were analysed. Information on medication(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common long-term complications in people with type 2 diabetes. We analyzed whether or not gender differences exist in diabetes and CHD medication among people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS The study was based on data from the baseline examination of the DIANA study, a prospective cohort study of(More)
This study of 845 patients with type 2 diabetes was conducted in 12 primary care general practices in a geographically cohesive region in Germany. It showed that about a fifth of these patients with known diabetes had a HbA1c of 8% or over, and therefore are in need of better glycaemic control. Younger patients seem to be at special risk for high HbA1c(More)
BACKGROUND Referrals of patients from primary care to medical specialist care are an important activity in any health care system. German data show that the number of referrals by GPs have increased since 2004, but detailed insight into the experiences of patients, GPs and consultants regarding referrals is very limited. This study aimed at describing the(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine gender differences in healthcare utilization including outpatient and inpatient medical care for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), despite participation in T2DM-specific disease management programs (DMP-DM). STUDY DESIGN Baseline data from a cohort study in southwest Germany including 1146 patients with T2DM recruited(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The care of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (2DM) is of great medical and sociopolitical importance. Many such patients are well provided for exclusively within general practice (general practitioners). But evidence based data of this level of medical care has been scarce. Our study reports the experience of the structure and(More)
BACKGROUND Whether the primary care physician's assessment of patient compliance is a valuable prognostic marker to identify patients who are at increased risk of death, or merely reflects measurement of various treatment parameters such as HbA1C or other laboratory markers is unclear. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE Social support is an important element of family medicine within a primary care setting, delivered by general practitioners and practice nurses in addition to usual clinical care. The aim of the study was to explore general practitioner's, practice nurse's and people with type 2 diabetes' views, experiences and perspectives of the importance of(More)
OBJECTIVES This randomized controlled trial investigated whether a patient-centered supportive counseling intervention comprising monthly telephone-based counseling sessions by practice nurses over 12 months improved diabetes-related medical and psycho-social outcomes above usual care in type 2 diabetes patients with poor glycemic control at baseline (HbA1c(More)