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Adult nursing
Nurse-led dialogue-driven digital platform-based personalised education programmes may improve diabetes management of patients on basal insulin therapy
  1. Shaminder Singh,
  2. Stephanie Zettel
  1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shaminder Singh, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6, Canada; ssingh2{at}

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Commentary on: Huang W, Wei W, Wang J, et al. Effectiveness of a nurse-led online educational programme based on basic insulin therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus: A quasi-experimental trial. J Clin Nurs 2021. doi:10.1111/jocn.16041 [published Online First: 23 September 2021].

Implications for practice and research

  • Nurses can adapt the online educational programme to their practice context and deliver it to local and remote patients with basal therapy.

  • Further research is required to develop a dialogue-driven digital platform-based transdisciplinary education programme to improve self-management of diabetes.


Globally, 537 million (1 in 10) adults live with diabetes, which caused 6.7 million deaths in 2021 and costed nearly one trilliant US dollars over the last 15 years.1 The basal therapy supplies consistent insulin to the body for an adequate control of blood glucose. Attitude, knowledge and insulin intake-related behaviour patterns of individuals with diabetes can influence the success of their basal therapy, which Huang et …

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