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Table 2 Differences in clinical outcomes at 3 and 6 months following “the ABC of diabetes” and “Conversation maps” classes

From: A pragmatic comparison of two diabetes education programs in improving type 2 diabetes mellitus outcomes

Outcome measure ‘ABC’s’ of diabetes Conversation maps p value
  (Mean ± SD) (Mean ± SD)  
Clinical outcomes at 3 months
  Pre-Class 3 months Change Pre-Class 3 months Change  
HbA1c (%) 7.8 ± 1.4 7.3 ± 0.7 -0.4 ± 0.8 7.7 ± 1.3 7.4 ± 0.9 -0.3 ± 0.8 0.815
SBP (mmHg) 130.6 ± 9.1 132.6 ± 10.4 2.0 ± 4.7 135.5 ± 8.3 135.3 ± 11.8 -0.2 ± 10.5 0.672
DBP (mmHg) 79.9 ± 7.8 79.9 ± 11.4 0.1 ± 5.8 79.6 ± 7.3 81.4 ± 9.0 1.8 ± 5.6 0.508
Weight (kg) 108.6 ± 54.0 106.6 ± 52.8 -2.0 ± 3.9 96.6 ± 19.3 94.6 ± 20.5 -2.0 ± 8.1 0.999
Clinical outcomes at 6 months
  Pre-Class 6 months Change Pre-Class 6 months Change  
HbA1c (%) 7.1 ± 1.0 6.9 ± 0.9 -0.2 ± 0.3 7.8 ± 1.6 7.2 ± 0.7 -0.6 ± 1.2 0.322
SBP (mmHg) 131.0 ± 10.4 131.7 ± 13.6 -0.7 ± 10.3 134.1 ± 8.5 131.3 ± 7.4 -2.8 ± 12.6 0.546
DBP (mmHg) 79.1 ± 8.7 80.3 ± 9.6 1.2 ± 6.5 80.4 ± 7.2 78.8 ± 7.6 -2.0 ± 7.7 0.373
Weight (kg) 121.1 ± 50.0 118.5 ± 50.2 -2.6 ± 2.4 99.9 ± 42.8 99.1 ± 41.2 -0.8 ± 4.6 0.372
LDL (mmol/L) 3.0 ± 1.4 2.5 ± 1.1 -0.5 ± 1.2 2.2 ± 0.9 2.0 ± 0.6 -0.3 ± 0.4 0.683
  1. Post-class mean for 1 year following intervention, due to low frequency of readings (as per guidelines).