Title Innovative lifelong learning of European General Physicians in Quality Improvement supported by information technology
Project Number 2010-1-PL1-LEO05-11473
Product R10_New guidelines for the management of diabetes mellitus: a Polish perspective
Title R10_New guidelines for the management of diabetes mellitus: a Polish perspective
Product Type others
"The guidelines for the management of diabetes mellitus published by the KLRwP and the Polish Diabetes Association, 2011" is the most current set of recommendations, which should be used by physicians in their daily work with the patients suffering from diabetes or with those who are exposed for that illness.
The Guidelines focus on the population of patients with diabetes mellitus type 2.
The guidelines development was based on an extensive and critical review of data from large randomized clinical trials but also on observational studies and other sources of information provided they were obtained in studies meeting a high scientific standard. The full text is accompanied by a series of boxes, figures and tables where specific recommendations are given. A more concise set of practice recommendations on the subject is available as pocket guidelines (a leaflet/insert).
The updated guidelines for management of diabetes mellitus were also meant to compliment information provided by national associations in such disciplines as: diabetology, general medicine, internal medicine, etc.
Teachers / Trainers of Family Medicine / General Practice,
Educational experts in the field of primary care,
Practicing General Practitioners / Family Physicians
Trainees in the field of Family Medicine / General Practice
The following facts: the rapid development of knowledge, the difficult reality, in which family doctors work differing significantly from those in which other specialists are dealing with - in the opinion of KLRwP and the Polish Diabetes Association - totally justify the need of developing and updating such the guidelines for the management of diabetes. Thanks to a support of the LdV project, recommendations contained in the guidelines could be agreed under the Delphi method, in which the opinions of eminent specialists in diabetology were confronted with the opinion of ordinary family physicians. This document includes only those recommendations in which the experts reached a consensus. It has a completely new structure, more representatively reflects the problem from the perspective of the primary care physician (family doctor).
It was printed in April 2011 and widely distributed (1000 copies) to all the interested target groups (GPs, teachers in FM, students) during two national conferences.
Area of application
These Guidelines offer an important support for GPs, other primary care workers and also patients in management of diabetes mellitus type 2.
Practice Guidelines may be viewed as useful tools for making care more consistent and efficient. They are also needed because they can provide an important adjunct to clinical practice by facilitating the dissemination of new clinical findings and can provide an important platform for encouraging innovations in patient care.
It is recommended to use it by teachers in vocational trainings, since it may help them to reduce complex clinical questions to simple rules for diagnosis and treatment that trainees can learn and apply. VET program based on an evidence-based Guidelines approach may produce more competent physicians than another courses which only based on usual educational methods. During a VET testing course (Result No. 7) the tFM teachers were advised to train residents using clinical practice Guidelines.
It is a pivotal supporting material for teaching in the field of Polish family medicine. It is also a valuable tool that might be used as one of the possible and very efficient teaching method. In our project guidelines also play a supporting role in the process of LLL education of GPs in the field of QI.
Product Languages Polish