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How Effective Are Educational Programmes in Improving Self-Management for Patient with Type 2 Diabetes
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How Effective Are Educational Programmes in Improving Self-Management for Patient with Type 2 Diabetes Abstract Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of various educational programs for patients with Type 2 diabetes, eliminate the drawbacks in them, create a unique self-management plan and measure its effectiveness in comparison to the previous studies.
Findings: The findings indicated women were more responsive to such studies than men. Nearly 50% of the patients showed good progress in all five parameters like reduction in weight, increased psychological health and good control over glycaemic level. In the rest, 30% people showed good improvement in three of five parameters and the rest showed good improvement in any two parameters. The study was conducted over a period of 12 months time and the post-study monitoring was continued for one more year. Conclusion: The self-management studies for Type 2 diabetes patients are very effective provided they are given in a friendly and locally accepted form, rather than in an experimental way. Introduction The Center for Disease Control website states nearly 17 million people in the US have diabetes. It accounts to nearly 6.2% of the total countries population. WHO says one in 10 adults worldwide have diabetes. It identifies Hypertension and Obesity as the main causes for the drastic increase in the illness. In Europe nearly 5% of the total population is affected by Diabetes (IDF, 2007). ...
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