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Insulin mediated improvement in glycemic control in elderly with type 2 diabetes mellitus can improve depressive symptoms and does not seem to impair health-related quality of life

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, June 2015
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Title
Insulin mediated improvement in glycemic control in elderly with type 2 diabetes mellitus can improve depressive symptoms and does not seem to impair health-related quality of life
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Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13098-015-0052-1
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Authors

R. A. Oliveira, M. Tostes, V. A. Queiroz, M. Rodacki, L. Zajdenverg

Abstract

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is very prevalent among the elderly. Insulin therapy is often required for glycemic control. The association of starting this therapy with depressive symptoms as well the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is unknown among the elderly patients. Evaluate the association of starting insulin therapy depressive symptoms as well with HRQoL of elderly people with T2D. 36 T2D participants (67.9 % females, age 66.5 years ± 5.1) were recruited, 26 of whom completed the follow-up. Generic (Short-Form 36 Health Survey - SF-36) and specific (Problem Areas in Diabetes - PAID) HRQoL questionnaires, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), clinical, laboratorial and socio-demographic data were recorded on baseline and 6 months after the beginning of insulin treatment. There was a reduction in the BDI score after the use of insulin, which means an improvement in depressive symptoms (Before/After: median - 10.5 / 7; p = 0008). There were no statistically significant differences in HRQoL scores between the two time periods There was also a reduction in HbA1c (Before/After: median - 8.7/7.9). Otherwise, there were no statistically significant differences in: BMI (28.1/28.3); Abdominal circumference:(100.5/99.5) and chronic complications status. Insulin therapy in elderly people with type 2 diabetes can lead to an improvement of depressive symptoms and does not seem to affect negatively HRQoL of the participants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 29%
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Researcher 2 8%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 21%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 13%
Psychology 2 8%
Sports and Recreations 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 21%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 June 2015.
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#2,800,346
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#111
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#103,129
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#6
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