Structured nutrition education course for type 1 diabetics

Nicholas Bari Ndahura,1,2 Judith Munga,1 Judith Kimiywe,1 Ezekiel Mupere3

1Department of Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya; 2Department of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda; 3Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Correspondence: Nicholas Bari Ndahura
Department of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, Kyambogo University, P.O. Box 1 Kyambogo, Kampala, Uganda
Tel +256 772636271
Email [email protected]

Purpose: This research will purpose to judge whether or not the availability of a structured vitamin schooling course to caregivers of kids and adolescents with kind 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) will assist enhance their youngsters’s glycemic management, dietary consumption, and variety.
Research Design and Methods: The research can be a cluster randomized managed trial carried out at 10 well being amenities with established T1DM clinics in Uganda. The amenities will embrace: Mulago National Referral Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Lubaga Hospital, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, Holy innocents’ Hospital, Virika Hospital, Kagando Hospital, Nyakibale Hospital, and Wakiso Health Centre IV. The amenities can be randomized to manage or intervention at a ratio of 1:1. A complete of 100 caregiver-child pairs can be recruited. The individuals within the management group will proceed to obtain routine medical care, whereas these within the intervention group will obtain routine medical care and attend a structured group vitamin schooling course. The course can be delivered over 3 months, it is going to encompass a complete of 8 face-to-face periods lasting 45 minutes every. A two-member workforce of a diabetes specialist nurse and dietician will conduct the periods. Each session can be carried out as soon as every week and a question-and-answer session held each after 2 periods. The major end result which is a change in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and secondary outcomes (caregivers’ degree of information on normal and diabetes-specific vitamin data, youngsters’s dietary range rating, and youngsters’s imply consumption of power, protein, and fats) can be assessed at baseline, 3, and 6 months. Intention-to-treat evaluation can be carried out. Data can be reported based on the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) assertion for cluster-randomized trials. The trial is registered with the Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR201902548129842).

Keywords: glycated hemoglobin, diabetes, glycemic management, caregivers, Uganda

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