- As an HCP, you'll recognise that successful management of T2D requires a holistic approach1
But while effective medication is available, without the right lifestyle changes, T2D treatment is not as successful as it could be...
Currently, just 50% of T2D patients are controlled
If we could help more patients make the right lifestyle changes, this number might move a lot closer 100%...
So, IntroDia® asked:
How could we improve the way we manage T2D and support patients in changing their lifestyles?
Could what we say to our patients make a difference?
- 1. Inzucchi SE,et al.Diabetes Care 2012;35:1364-79.
- 2. Wallace TM, et al Q J Med 2000;93:369-74.
- 3. Delamater AM, Clin Diabetes 2006;24(2):71-77.
- 4. Del Parto S, et al. Int J Clin Pract 2005;59(11):1345-55.
IntroDia® assessed how the early T2D conversations influence patient outcomes
IntroDia® is the largest quantitative study of its kind
- The Netherlands
- Saudia Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
What are early conversations?
Why early conversations?
Adherence to medication2
Good physician communication has been independently associated with a predicted 18% improvement in adherence to medication as compared to poor communication
Explaining key self-care activities to patients has been shown to more than double the likelihood that the behavior would be implemented
Diabetes-specific patient-physician communication has been found to be a significant determinant of HbA1c control (p=0.033)
- Aikens JE, et al. Diabetes Educ 2005:31(5):681-90.
- Piette JD, et al. J Gen Intern Med 2003;18:624-633.
- Bundesmann R, et al. Patient Educ Couns 2011;85:143-147.
Design block one
How was IntroDia® conducted?
IntroDia® was conducted in two ways
Design block two
What were patients asked?
1 - What did they recall hearing during their early T2D conversations
Examples of recalled statements*
* Patients were provided with a list of 20+ statements on which to report
2 - Their self-reported health status
Health status was assessed using 7 validated scales
Design block three
How were the results analyzed?
The relationship between the recalled statements and self-reported patient outcomes was assessed through a complex analysis
By understanding the effect of different statements on patient outcomes, IntroDia® will optimize the early T2D conversations.
The people behind IntroDia®
IntroDia® has been developed in colloboration with an advisory board of international T2D experts
The IntroDia® Advisory Board :
IntroDia® Activities to date
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- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States
Self-care & adherence
SDSCA General Diet Score: Frequency of following a diet1
SDSCA Specific Diet Score: Frequency of consuming specific types of food1
SDSCA Exercise Diet Score: Frequency of following an exercise program1
SDSCA Medication Diet Score: Frequency of adherence to a medication regimen1
WHO-5©: General well-being
Emotional DDS©: Diabetes-related emotional distress 2,3
Regimen-related DDS©: Distress associated with diabetes regimen2,3