Diabetes Self-Management Education
Joan K. Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, describes a joint position statement regarding implementation of diabetes self-management education.
Diabetes self-management education is an important aspect of diabetes care, and clinicians need to increase its use.
AADE, ADA and AND released position statement on when a patient should be referred for diabetes self-management education.
A systematic review of evidence may help answer question of whether DSME benefits patients with diabetes.
Results highlight importance of addressing psychological issues, behavior change strategies and more.
Hypoglycemia is a serious problem for those with diabetes, and clinicians must educate their patients about the risks.
The program was associated with decreased high-fat food consumption and increased physical activity.
DIAMOS program also linked to significant reduction in risk for incident major depression.
Peer education was linked to improved psychological status and self-management in patients with type 2 diabetes and emotional disorders.
Diabetes self-management education improves glucose control and patient satisfaction in the hospital setting.
Diabetes self-management education was deemed effective in improving HbA1c after 2 years.
Help patients direct their energy into positive behaviors to manage their diabetes.
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