Rethinking diabetes education


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Formosa, C., Mcinnes, Alistair and Mandy, Anne (2012) Rethinking diabetes education Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 16 (6). pp. 234-238. ISSN 1368-1109

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One of the core components of diabetes care is the promotion of diabetes education to improve self-management, which would reduce the financial and personal burden that diabetes imposes. However, as education and knowledge alone do not always translate into improved metabolic outcomes, a fuller understanding of the factors that contribute to suboptimal self-management is importantif improved diabetes outcomes are to be achieved. In this article the authors question the current approaches to diabetes education, and highlight how education might be broadened to produce more effective outcomes. The authors suggest a move away from traditional, didactic,diabetes-related education, which has failed in a number of settings,towards innovative approaches that are person-centred to improve metabolic outcomes and quality of life for individuals with diabetes.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: B000 Health Professions > B600 Health Research
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Health Professions
Depositing User: editor health
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2012 15:35
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 13:46

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