Self management of diabetes mellitus

Novy 8, 2020
self management of diabetes mellitus

Diabetes has no known cure and is a leading source of morbidity and mortality. Clinical management involves patients managing a complex and variable regimen. This article reviews the determinants of effective self-management and the methods of promoting better self-management. Trait variables (e.g., …


 · This paper suggests a culturally tailored educational plan on diabetes self-management of diabetes in a limited resource country, Zimbabwe, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Components of health education comprised general preventive measures, medications, diet, physical activity, self-monitoring of blood glucose, stress management, foot …


 · Diabetes mellitus is a major public health problem. Little is known about how people with type 2 diabetes experience self-management in a nurse-led, shared-care programme. The purpose of this article is to report an empirically grounded conceptualization of self-management in the context of autonomy of people with type 2 diabetes.


 · There are seven essential self-care behaviors in people with diabetes which predict good outcomes namely healthy eating, being physically active, monitoring of blood sugar, compliant with...


 · Healthy eating and increased physical activity can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes mellitus and facilitate diabe - tes management. Current guidelines recommend long-term weight loss of 5% to...

Abstract Diabetes Self-Management Education for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by Rondalyn Dennis-Bradshaw MSN, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, 2009


 · As complications of T2DM are strongly associated with an unhealthy lifestyle [ 5, 6, 7] focusing on self-management, including lifestyle change, may be a more efficient treatment strategy for healthcare providers as well as patients. Self-management is defined as the active participation of patients in their treatment [ 8 ].


 · American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has described seven self-care behaviors of a patient as reliable outcome measures of diabetes self-management education, namely, being active, healthy eating, taking medication, monitoring, solving problems, reducing risks and healthy coping .


 · In order to assess self-care activities which can predict glycaemic control, the Diabetes Self-Management Questionnaire (DSMQ) was designed. A 16 item questionnaire to assess self-care activities associated with glycaemic control was developed, based on theoretical considerations and a process of empirical improvements.