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Title: Improved glycemic control among Thai children and young adults with type 1 diabetes participating in the diabetes camp
Authors: Jeerunda Santiprabhob
Supawadee Likitmaskul
Apiradee Sriwijitkamol
Thavatchai Peerapatdit
Pairunyar Sawathiparnich
Wannee Nitiyanant
Kitti Angsusingha
Chanika Tuchinda
Sunthorn Tandhanand
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2005
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.88, No.SUPPL. 8 (2005)
Abstract: Diabetes Education Program, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital has provided summer camps for Thai children with type 1 diabetes since 1990. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the diabetes camp in glycemic control. Twenty male and forty-two female patients participated in the 5-day diabetes camp held in Karnchanaburi, Thailand in 2003. The mean age was 14.1 ± 4.3 years and the mean duration of disease was 4.5 ± 3.5 years. Fifty out of sixty-two patients returned for a 3-month-postcamp visit. The glycemic control improved significantly. The mean precamp and postcamp HbA1c levels were 10.0 ± 3.1% and 9.0 ± 2.6% (p = 0.008) respectively. The diabetes camp is a valuable program for patients to learn diabetes-self management skills, especially in countries where the diabetes education programs are not always available.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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