Biomedical, lifestyle and psychosocial characteristics of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes: baseline data from the DESMOND randomized controlled trial.

@article{Khunti2008BiomedicalLA,
  title={Biomedical, lifestyle and psychosocial characteristics of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes: baseline data from the DESMOND randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Kamlesh Khunti and Timothy C Skinner and Simon Heller and Marian E Carey and Helen Dallosso and Melanie J Davies},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1454-61}
}
AIMS To describe the characteristics of newly diagnosed people with Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and compare these with published studies. METHODS Baseline data of participants recruited to the DESMOND randomized controlled trial conducted in 13 sites across England and Scotland were used. Biomedical measures and questionnaires on psychological characteristics were collected within 4 weeks of diagnosis. RESULTS Of 1109 participants referred, 824 consented to participate (74.3%). Mean (+/- sd) age… CONTINUE READING

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