Redring tea survey, The Tea Terrace,

LIVINGLIVING

TOOL FOR CHANGE

Matching care to the individual to make the most of diabetes

interventions (as well as your time spent in waiting rooms).

P

rofessor Katherine

Barnard, Chartered

Health Psychologist,

is a founder of BHR

Ltd, which 'translates

clinical research into quality of life'. She

specializes in the psychosocial impact

and management of diabetes and has

published more than 100 scientific

articles in academic journals.

Barnard has specific expertise in

the facilitators and barriers to optimal

glycaemic control and quality of life for

people living with diabetes.

Together with Dr Ralph Ziegler and

others she has developed a personal

health system called KALMOD. This is

a tool that would be used by healthcare

professionals in routine outpatient

consultations.

Based on the Kaleidoscope Model of

Care*, the KALMOD tool focuses in on

the aspects of diabetes self-management

that need the most support at the time

at which the person with diabetes is

having their consultation. Says Barnard,

"It is a tool that can be used in a dynamic

and holistic way that addresses not only

the medical aspects but also the nonmedical factors that impact on diabetes

care. By presenting HCPs with priorities

that people with diabetes have identified

for themselves using the tool, it enables

HCPs to provide individualized support in

a collaborative way with joint goal-setting

and decision making."

The way it works is that the person

with diabetes complete a brief online

questionnaire (securely hosted) and

assesses how they feel about a range

of factors that can impact positively

or negatively on their diabetes selfmanagement. These assessments are

then presented in easy-to-use results.

Barnard points out, "When anyone

approaches new therapy or technology

there are expectations both on behalf of

the individual, their family and the their

HCPs that it will work. Yet this doesn't

always happen, resulting in frustration,

feelings of failure and despair and

suboptimal outcomes, with 70% of adults

not achieving their HbA1c targets in the

UK. All of these people can't possibly be

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. diabetes news, novo nordisk insulin fiasp
  5. diabetes news, Medtronic, Medtronic Guardian Connect, BiAP
  6. diabetes news, Dr John Fossey, glucose
  7. Novo Nordisk diabetes mealtime management
  8. diabetes care, pocket medic, Kimberley Littlemore, Type 2 diabetes
  9. diabetes care, pocket medic, Kimberley Littlemore, Type 2 diabetes
  10. Ten Acre crisps, Jacob's Crackers
  11. A1C self check, HbA1c, Sweet Freedom
  12. Jean Cazels photography, British sandwiches, Heinz Seriously good mayo
  13. Ascensia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  14. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  15. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  16. Redring tea survey, The Tea Terrace,
  17. Ecoffee, Costa Coffee
  18. Sue Marshall diabetes Professor Nick Oliver Imperial College London
  19. Professor Nick Oliver Imperial College London, BiAP, bio-inspired artificial pancreas, ABC4D, Chris
  20. Dr Philip Toleikis, Sernova, Cell Pouch technology, islet cell transplants, glucose responsive techn
  21. Dr Philip Toleikis, Sernova, Cell Pouch technology, islet cell transplants, glucose responsive techn
  22. Making Carbs Count, greek yoghurt
  23. Making Carbs Count, greek yoghurt
  24. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump, making carbs count
  25. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  26. Free diabetes magazine, Desang diabetes magazine,

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