Peter Kronsbein

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BACKGROUND The prevalence and socioeconomic burden of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and associated co-morbidities are rising worldwide. AIMS This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for preventing T2DM. METHODS A European multidisciplinary consortium systematically reviewed the evidence on the effectiveness of screening and interventions for T2DM(More)
When we ask people what they value most, health is usually top of the list. While effective care is available for many chronic diseases, the fact remains that for the patient, the tax payer and the whole of society: prevention is better than cure. Diabetes and its complications are a serious threat to the survival and well-being of an increasing number of(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a structured teaching/treatment programme on the clinical and metabolic control of non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetic patients. The programme was aimed at improving the overall treatment quality in these patients through measures involving self-care, diet, exercise and weight reduction. Four(More)
BACKGROUND The marked increase of type 2 diabetes necessitates active development and implementation of efficient prevention programs. A European level action has been taken by launching the IMAGE project to unify and improve the various prevention management concepts, which currently exist within the EU. This report describes the background and the methods(More)
A structured treatment and teaching programme for non-insulin-treated non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes was evaluated prospectively in general practice. The four group sessions were mainly conducted by paramedical personnel. 65 patients from five general practices were assessed at the start of the programme and 50 (mean age 65 years, diabetes duration(More)
According to a 1981 decision of the Diabetes Education Study Group (DESG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, specific symposia on diabetes education should be implemented for Eastern European diabetologists and their health care teams. It was decided to organise these symposia along similar lines as the 4-day workshops already being(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the practicability and efficacy of a structured treatment and teaching program for non-insulin-treated type II diabetic patients in routine primary health care. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS All physicians (n = 139) and their office staffs in Hamburg, Germany, who had participated in a special training course from 1 April 1991 to 31(More)
BACKGROUND Primary Prevention of Diabetes Program in Buenos Aires Province evaluates the effectiveness of adopting healthy lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes (T2D) in people at high risk of developing it. We aimed to present preliminary data analysis of FINDRISC and laboratory measurements taken during recruitment of people for the Primary Prevention of(More)
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